Despite great progress made against HIV globally, adolescent girls and young women continue to be disproportionately at risk of new HIV infections. In sub-Saharan Africa, twice as many girls and young women are infected with HIV as their male counterparts; in the hardest-hit countries, it’s six times more.
Urgent action to reduce the risk of adolescent girls and young women to HIV is vital to end the epidemic. This won’t be achieved without addressing the entrenched gender inequalities that exist where these girls and young women live. Learn more about the challenge and the Global Fund’s response in the latest Focus On report: Ending HIV Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women.