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CDC Study of HIV Infection Among Adolescent Girls & Women in African Countries

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


An estimated 1.5 million Eastern and Southern African females aged 15–24 years are living with HIV, where HIV prevalence among young women is over twice that of their male peers. The CDC report Status of HIV epidemic control among adolescent girls and young women aged 15–24 Years — Seven African Countries, 2015–2017, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) concludes that there is a need to design, implement, and evaluate strategies to ensure HIV-positive women know their HIV status and are on ART treatment to improve their immunity status and reduce transmission to others.
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