HIV/AIDS efforts among women, girls gaining momentum, but journey 'far from over'

Published on December 13, 2012 at 4:01 AM · No Comments

"Global efforts to reach the 'three zeros' for women and girls -- zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths -- are gaining momentum," Michelle Bachelet, executive director of U.N. Women, Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, and Jennifer Gatsi Mallet, executive director of the Namibia Women's Health Network, write in an Inter Press Service opinion piece. "Much of the progress we have seen is underpinned by the work of women living with HIV," they write, detailing some of the progress. "Despite these gains, our efforts for women and girls remain inadequate -- a message amplified by women living with HIV from around the world in the new report 'Women out loud,'" the authors state.

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