In photos: Young Women Affected by HIV and Aids in Africa

‘Martha’ helps her grandmother sell coal at a market outside Lusaka. She has never attended school. Girls in Zambia are less likely than boys to finish school, and more likely to become sexually active at a younger age. As a result, HIV prevalence is higher (11.2%) among younger women than younger men (7.3%) aged 20-24, according to Zambia’s National Aids Council. Aids is a leading cause of adolescent deaths in sub-Saharan Africa

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