University of Gothenburg
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Sexuality in Women Living with HIV

In 2020, it was estimated that 38 million people globally were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In Sweden, approximately 8,100 people are infected with HIV, of which 39% are women. HIV is a disease that can be transmitted sexually or by mother-to-child and HIV therefore affects sexuality and childbearing in women living with HIV, such as having a fear of transmitting HIV to a baby or a partner.