By: Allison Carter, CHIWOS
As millions celebrate International Women's Day this March 8, it's worth reflecting on where gaps remain in addressing gender issues in the spread of and response to HIV.
The face of HIV has changed dramatically since the early years of the epidemic. Women now represent more than half of all people living with HIV worldwide. In Canada, women also bear a growing burden of HIV - about one-quarter of HIV infections are among women, nearly double the proportion observed in 1999.