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International Partnership for Microbicides Receives US $130 Million from UK Government and the Gates Foundation - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

New support will accelerate development of new tools to help women protect themselves from HIV

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) announced today that it has received a total of US $130 million in grants from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reinforcing the global commitment to address the HIV epidemic in women.

Globally, 7,000 new cases of HIV infection and almost 6,000 AIDS-related deaths occur each day. Due to a mix of biology, culture, and socio-economic factors, women and young girls increasingly bear the burden of the HIV epidemic. In sub-Saharan Africa, young women are more than three times as likely to be infected as young men.

To read the full press release, visit the International Partnership for Microbicides' web site.

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