Even three decades later, Dr. Lorna Tumwebaze still remembers the fear she felt after encountering her first patient living with HIV at a hospital in her native Uganda. She had just performed a Cesarean section under poor infection control measures when the medical staff learned the mother had recently been diagnosed with the virus.
Want to maintain the progress against HIV/AIDS? We need solutions for young women in sub-Saharan Africa
Global HIV infections have fallen for the past two decades, but addressing the challenges that young women in sub-Saharan Africa face will be critical if we want to maintain progress.
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