The link to schooling and HIV infection rate is clear – and teenage girls are most vulnerable

19 June 2024
Caption: Every three minutes in sub-Saharan Africa, an adolescent girl or young woman aged 15-24 years is infected with HIV. In South Africa, the statistics are equally concerning - each week nearly 1,000 adolescent girls and young women in SA are infected with HIV. (Image: Istock)
Photo: © UN WOMEN South Africa

Written by

Anne Githuku-Shongwe

Anne Githuku-Shongwe

Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa

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