The prevalence of HIV in Uganda is more than 3% higher among women than men, according to research revealed by the government.
While the overall rate of those aged between 15 and 49 living with the infection has declined in the past five years to 6% – from 7.3% – women remain disproportionately affected by the epidemic.
Health experts have attributed the disparity to the fact men tend to have more sexual partners, so a man with HIV would spread the infection to more people. Teenage girls and young women are also more likely to face discrimination when seeking preventative measures, such as asking for condoms.
Of course, I don’t actually know, but just pose the question. Perhaps male to female infection is easier than female to male?