Women and HIV — A Spotlight on Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Publications - Released in 2019

Gender discrimination and gender-based violence fuel the HIV epidemic. Gender norms in many cultures combined with taboos about sexuality have a huge impact on the ability of adolescent girls and young women to protect their health and prevent HIV, seek health services and make their own informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and lives.



  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)