|Women and AIDS|
New York Times, August 1, 2008
Letter to the Editor
Re: "U.S. Blacks, if a Nation, Would Rank High on AIDS” (July 30, 2008)
Similarly, the United Nations report released on Tuesday on the worldwide AIDS epidemic played down the enormous and growing burden of H.I.V. and AIDS on women, especially young women and girls.
Prevention for girls and women, no matter where they live, requires protection from sexual coercion and violence, access to reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education for all young people. American policies at home and abroad must be modified to address these needs.