Palliative care for women living with HIV

APCAIn 2011, UNAIDS estimated that at the end of 2010 there were 34 million adults worldwide living with HIV and AIDS – out of which 70 percent were in Africa and 50 were women. The AIDS epidemic has had a unique impact on women, which has been made worse by their role within society and their biological vulnerability to HIV infection. Generally women are at a greater risk of heterosexual transmission of HIV and are twice as likely to become infected with HIV through unprotected heterosexual intercourse as men…read more

Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell discusses the importance of the APCA publication: Palliative care for women living with HIV.

From ehospice’s International edition.