Health experts say the HIV/AIDS pandemic is hitting women exceptionally hard. About half of the adult population infected with the AIDS virus are women. But women are also the main caregivers when members of their families get sick. As a result, on Friday UNIFEM, the UN Development Fund for Women, is launching what it calls a “web portal.”
UNIFEM using the Internet to provide information about the disease for women and to give them an opportunity to share their experiences with others around the world.
Stephanie Urdang is UNIFEM’S advisor on HIV/AIDS. From New York, she spoke with English to Africa reporter Joe De Capua about the new web portal, which can be found at this address: www.genderandaids.com.
Click the above links to download or listen to interview with Ms. Urdang.