Women with HIV still face obstacles to treatment

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Gender inequality contributes to the spread of HIV. File Photo: UNAIDS/P. Virot

A growing number of women infected with HIV are receiving treatment, but cultural and economic obstacles make staying on it a challenge, according to a new study sponsored by UN Women, the United Nations agency that deals with gender issues.

For the first time, HIV-positive women are carrying out their own review of the barriers they and women like them face to accessing life-saving treatment.

They're finding through focus groups and surveys that continuing anti-retroviral therapy is often difficult, if not impossible.

Maria Carlino reports.

Duration: 3'14"

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