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Future Of HIV Prevention Prospects For An Effective Anti HIV Microbicide

As the devastation of the HIV-AIDS epidemic continues, women are increasingly bearing the greatest impact, particularly in developing countries [1]. In many of these countries, nearly 60% of people living with HIVAIDS are women [2], and in several African countries, women 15 to 24 years of age are more than three times more likely to be infected than men the same age [3]. In South Africa, one in four women is infected by 22 years of age [4]. Globally, more than 17.5 million women are now living with HIV-AIDS [5], and there are an estimated 13.2 million infected women in sub-Saharan Africa [6].

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