National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

The Impact of HIV on Women

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, and if left untreated, can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). While the incorrect perception that HIV only impacts men who have sex with men (MSM) still exists, we know that HIV can affect anyone regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, or race. However, the impact of HIV on women is particularly significant, as it not only affects their health but also their social and economic well-being.

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