Sonja Mackenzie

Mujeres jóvenes

¿Qué necesitan las mujeres jóvenes para la prevención del VIH?

¿corren riesgo las mujeres jóvenes?

Sí. Una de cada cinco personas con VIH en EE.UU. es menor de 25 años. El 40% de estos jóvenes son mujeres con un total de 10,111 jovencitas en EE.UU. viviendo con VIH.1 Los patrones de infección entre las jóvenes son muy diferentes a los de los jóvenes.

Young women

What are young women’s HIV prevention needs?

Are young women at risk for HIV?

Yes. One in five people living with HIV in the US is under the age of 25. Forty percent of these young people are female, with a total of 10,111 young women in the US living with HIV.1 Patterns of HIV infection among young women and men differ considerably.

Prevention Strategies of HIV Positive Injection Drug Users (VENUS Study)

New HIV infections are decreasing among IDUs. This decrease has been related to the practice of injection risk reduction among IDUs such as the use of needle exchange programs where available. However, recent research has found that sexual risk behavior among IDUs may account for more new HIV infections than injection practices.2 We need to know more about the sexual practices of IDUs. To date, most HIV prevention efforts have focused on how HIV negative people can stay negative.