No one is immune to HIV. But some people are at greater
risk of getting infected by the AIDS virus than others.
This inequality dominates World AIDS Day
December 1, 2004, which focusses on the advance of AIDS
and HIV among women and girls.
Of the 39.4 million
people with AIDS or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
around the world,
47 per cent is female.
A look at why
women may be physiologically more vulnerable to HIV than
AFP, UNAIDS; WHO; 2004 International AIDS Conference;
UN Population Fund