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UNAIDS Counts 50 Million Asian Women At Risk Of HIV

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A United Nations agency estimates that more than 1.5 million women in Asia have HIV they got from partners, and 50 million more are at risk. The report by UNAIDS said the women are in intimate relationships with men who engage in high-risk sexual behaviors such as intravenous drug use, homosexual sex or prostitutes. The group's regional director said the problem is made much greater because nations on the continent have largely ignored the problem. Women had 35 percent of HIV infections in Asia last year, the report said, a 17 percent increase since 1990. (Click here for more

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