Turning the Tide for Girls & Young Women: How to Achieve an AIDS-Free Future
In Eastern and Southern Africa, HIV is the leading cause of death in girls aged 15–19. Despite decades of investment and dramatic progress against HIV, adolescent girls remain at disproportionate risk of infection.
Population Council research shows that the best way to protect girls and young women from HIV and other bad outcomes is to reach them early—before they experience irreversible events—with enough health, social, and cognitive assets to make a measurable difference in their lives.
The Council hosted a panel discussion at the Kaiser Family Foundation to share our experiences and to hear about the experiences of other organizations in reducing the HIV risk faced by young women and girls.
Donaldson, Peter J., Daniela Ligiero, Jennifer Kates, Annabel Erulkar, Haileleul Siyoum, Judith Bruce, and Wafaa El-Sadr. 2014. "Turning the Tide for Girls & Young Women: How to Achieve an AIDS-Free Future," panel discussion, 8 October.