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Alicia Keys And Annie Lennox Speak During United Nations Conference On AIDS

UN AIDS Internatioinal Ambassador Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys spoke at the panal “HIV Priorities for Positive Change – In Womans Words” during the UN conference on AIDS at the United Nations on June 7, 2011 in New York City.

  • In 1997, 41 percent of adults living with HIV were women. This increased to 49 percent in 2001 and now stands at 52 percent.
  • In low- and middle-income countries, HIV is a leading cause of death among women of reproductive age.
  • 74 percent of young men know that condoms are effective in preventing HIV infection, compared to just 49 percent of young women.
  • Globally, 26 percent of all new infections are among young women 15–24 years of age — and most do not know their status.
  • Young women make up more than 60 percent of all young people living with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, the number is a staggering 72 percent.

 

Get Alicia’s business look below a pinstriped dress suit and roller set for soft curls and soft pink make up palette .  For more information on “HIV Priorities for Positive Change – In Womans Words” head over to UN Women.

 

 

 

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