She's dying for help: global HIV

Murray, Sally
February 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/14/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 4, p457
Academic Journal
The article analyzes the risk of HIV infection in women around the world, based on the Special Section on HIV Prevention of the AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2005. Biological, social and economic factors influence the prevalence of the infection in women. Particularly for pregnant women, the main culprit has been transfusion of HIV-infected blood. Thus, treatment and prevention of HIV infection are varied, including use of antiretroviral drugs, sex education, ensuring safety of injected drug use, microbicides and vaccines.


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