Child marriage in the context of the HIV epidemic

  title={Child marriage in the context of the HIV epidemic},
  • Published 2007
s the HIV epidemic has matured, in many settings it has become a disease of young women. In subSaharan Africa, 75 percent of the 6.2 million young people aged 15–24 living with HIV are female (UNAIDS 2004). At the same time, child marriage,1 though on the decline, persists. In parts of Africa, large numbers of girls are at risk of child marriage, and many millions of young wives were married as children. To better understand these twin phenomena—child marriage and the HIV epidemic—the… CONTINUE READING

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