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Medical News and Perspectives
January 19, 2005

Women Shoulder Growing HIV/AIDS Burden

JAMA. 2005;293(3):281-282. doi:10.1001/jama.293.3.281

The rapidly changing face of HIV/AIDS reflects a collection of diverse epidemics throughout the world that increasingly affects women and populations in Asia and Eastern Europe.

In a recent report, released days before World AIDS Day on December 1, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic cannot be tamed without expanded prevention programs and changes in social norms that currently deprive women of basic rights in many developing countries (http://www.unaids.org/wad2004/report.html).

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