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Women, property rights and HIV in India

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Abstract: In 2006, UNAIDS reported that almost half of the adults living with HIV and AIDS today were women. According to estimates, 38% of HIV-positive adults in India are women, and the number of young women, aged 15-24, living with HIV and AIDS is twice that of young men.1 HIV/AIDS has exposed the social inequities that predispose girls and women to HIV infection, but women need more than rights in order to protect themselves. In India, the AIDS epidemic magnifies the devastation of women’s property violations. In this country, women and their children are likely to face not only stigma against people affected by HIV and AIDS, but also deprivations caused by their inability to own and access property.
Authors: Jain, D.
Country: India
Category: Research
End Page: 10
Serial number: 3
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , women
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2006
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 9
Title: Women, property rights and HIV in India