Women, power, sex and politics: a political manifesto

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AIDS Today: Tell no lies and claim no easy victories



More than 20 years into the epidemic, women account for 52% of people living with HIV worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 57% of those living with the virus. Most dramatically, 76% of young people aged 15–24 living with HIV are women. This essay is interested in how we reverse it. 

Sisonke Msimang's insight is a part of nine essays  published by the International AIDS Alliance, that aims to spark a debate on the global Aids response: what it has achieved, what it can teach others fighting for health and justice, and what remains to be done to bring about a sustainable end to AIDS.