Risk and Protection: Youth and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher: Guttmacher Institute

Author(s): Vanessa Woog; Susheela Singh; Akinrinola Bankole; Deirdre Wulf

Research Area: Population and Reproductive Health

Type: Report


Sub-Saharan Africa has been more devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic than any other world region. The epidemic is taking an enormous toll on the region's youth: Nearly 10 million women and men aged 15 to 24--roughly one in 14 young adults--are living with HIV/AIDS, and half of new infections in 2003 occurred among this age-group.