Infographic: International Day of the Girl
International Day of the Girl
Every year, an astonishing 380,000 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV. That’s more than 1,000 every day.
Consider sub-Saharan Africa, where 1 in 4 new HIV infections occurs among young women and girls.
In the hardest hit countries, girls account for more than 80% of all new HIV infections among adolescents.
AIDS is the leading cause of death for girls aged 15-19 in eastern and southern Africa.