African women faced with the AIDS epidemic
Population and Societies
n° 428, November 2006
Africa is the continent most severely affected by the AIDS epidemic, and it is African women who are paying the heaviest tribute. Why are they more vulnerable, despite the fact that more women than menare tested and treated for the disease? Alice Desclaux and Annabel Desgrées du Loû explain why men and women in Africa are unequal in the face of AIDS.