Aids and Reproductive Health: Women’s Perspectives
As a disease among women, HIV/AIDS was largely invisible until the late 1980s. During that decade, most work on the disease was done in North America, Western Europe, and Oceania, where the clinical, research, and policy focus was on the adult male whose source of infection was most likely to be homosexual contact or intravenous drug use. Only a fraction of the available research dollars was spent on investigations of heterosexual and perinatal transmission, and few women were recruited into clinical trials funded by private or public agencies (1).
KeywordsReproductive Health Sexual Transmission Perinatal Transmission Heterosexual Transmission Seroprevalence Study
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