We can prevent mothers from dying and babies from becoming infected with HIV

HIV has a significant impact on maternal, infant and child health and survival. Globally, the proportion of people living with HIV who are women has remained stable at around 50%, but women have a disproportionate share of HIV infection, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 60% of people living with HIV are female. HIV is now the leading cause of mortality among women of reproductive age worldwide, with HIV-related maternal mortality rates increasing and surpassing other causes.

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