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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - One comment

Women are predominantly the victims of HIV/AIDS

A response to the blog-post “HIV thrives on poverty.” Overwhelmingly, it is women who are victimized by HIV/AIDS.

Poor women who have no decision making power their partners, specially their husbands, are the victim of HIV/AIDS. This is one of the main reasons why most people with HIV/AIDS are women. This is true not only in poor communities, but in all social classes. Women are suffereing from AIDS which is not their fault, whether they aware or not. So poverty is one of the factor, but not the only one. We need to change the perception.

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Monday 8th March, 2010, 6:19am

i agree with Sharmin ubaid'[s opnion. Most people especially women threw into this deathvalley of AIDS because of their weakness. In our country a wife can not have any option to making sex with her life partner.It leads to increasing number of HIV affected people.Wives affected by thier husbands, and after the death of their husbands they thrown into commercial sex work for their and their children's livelyhood, and spread it to another people. it is a petiable condition of women.

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sharmin ubaid

Sr. Sector Specialist (Gender & School WASH Prog), BRAC


I have been working in the developmental sector more than 12 years in Bangladesh in Adolescent Rights, Health and Reproductive Health and Empowerment. At present, I am working as Gender Specialist of Water and Sanitation Program in BRAC Bangladesh, one of the world’s largest NGOs. The main thrust of my activities is to develop strategies and implement programs to combat violence against women through empowering women, especially adolescent girls and young women.

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