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The female face of AIDS

March 28, 2007 The female face of AIDS Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa by Michael Kelly SJ Excerpts from ’The Female Face of HIV and AIDS’, Annual Trócaire Lecture at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, in March 2007, by Michael Kelly SJ. Gender-Based Violence Violence against women is a major human rights problem that has special significance for HIV and AIDS. Violence in sexual encounters greatly increases the possibility of HIV transmission, both at the time of the assault and in subsequent life. This is the situation with numerous women and several children. Fear of subsequent violence also inhibits women from seeking HIV treatment and thereby leads to

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