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The Importance of Addressing Gender Inequality in Efforts to End Vertical Transmission of HIV

2012 — A growing body of evidence suggests that gender inequality — including gender-based violence — is a key obstacle to better outcomes in all four components of a comprehensive program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, write the authors of this article in the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Gender inequality affects the ability of women and girls to protect themselves from HIV, prevent unintended pregnancies and access and continue to use HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

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