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November 12, 2009

HIV/AIDS is leading cause of death of women of reproductive age: UN report

"Globally, the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age is HIV/ AIDS. Girls and women are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection due to a combination of biological factors and gender-based inequalities, particularly in cultures that limit women’s knowledge about HIV and their ability to protect themselves and negotiate safer sex."

Read more in Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda: WHO global report, November 9, 2009.