The reality of rising infection rates
Every week, 7000 adolescent girls and young women, aged 15-24, are infected with HIV globally – one third of these infections occur in young women in South Africa.
We know that adolescent girls and young women are eight times more likely to be living with HIV than boys and young men of the same age.
Among those living with HIV, Aids is now the leading cause of death among adolescents in Africa.
Why do we focus on AGYW?
Quality youth friendly health care services are needed to meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of young women.
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