For the HIV epidemic to end so must gender inequality - The Lancet
According to the Equal Measures 2030 report, Harnessing the power of data for gender equality, no country has yet achieved full gender equality. The Lancet Series on Gender Equality, Norms, and Health shows that this inequality impacts heavily on global health outcomes, laying out the role of gender norms in perpetuating inequities, and HIV is no exception.
Globally, AIDS-related deaths are the leading cause of mortality in women aged 15–49 years. In 2017, 59% of new adult HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa occurred in women (aged 15 years and older) and worldwide young women (aged 15–24 years) are twice as likely as young men to become infected.