Youth RISE and HIV Young Leaders Fund are happy to share with you a new issue brief; Ain’t I a woman? Recognizing and protecting the rights of young women affected by HIV & drug use. The brief highlights the intersections between age, gender, and drug use, making the case for why young women who use drugs are particularly vulnerable to HIV and not adequately reached through mainstream health services. The brief also offers some recommendations for how our HIV response can better meet the needs of young women affected by HIV and drug use.