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Factors That Increase Women’s Risk Of Getting HIV

Although many people believe that mainly men get infected with HIV/AIDS, women are getting infected at a faster rate than men, especially in developing countries, and suffer more from the adverse impact of AIDS. As of mid-1996, the Joint UN Program on AIDS estimated that more than 10 million of the 25 million adults infected with HIV since the beginning of the epidemic are women.

According to Healthline”, The proportion of HIV-positive women is growing, with almost half of the 7500 new infections daily occurring among women. 90% of HIV-positive women live in a developing country. In Asia-Pacific, 1.4 million women have been infected with HIV out of an estimated total of 3.08 million adults from the late 1970s until late 1994. Below are the factors that increase women’s risk of getting HIV.

Having anal or vaginal copulation with a person who has HIV without using a condom or taking medicines to prevent or treat HIV.

Sharing injection drug equipment (works), such as needles, with a person who has HIV.

women’s risk of HIV seroconversion. Future studies that provide an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms associated with the FGT and mucosal immunity will be most valuable. An understanding of all of these mechanisms will be key in directing the advancement of products most suitable for combating HIV infection in women.

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