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Medical male circumcision reduces HIV transmission, but in many communities, young men are still opting for traditional practices.
First project to provide PrEP through key population-friendly clinics finds many people take up the offer but 39% struggle to take the medication every day
Unmarried men in Ghana who see or hear family planning messages in the media are 50% more likely to consistently use condoms
An evidence review has identified the main gaps in health systems in sub-Saharan Africa that need to be addressed to boost PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) scale-up
Safe spaces, peer mentors and education for male partners and parents result in more young women in Kisumu County, Kenya taking the HIV prevention pill
Zambian study suggests men feel uncomfortable in women-dominated antenatal classes, resulting in many having unanswered questions about pregnancy and HIV
Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP
Ugandan study finds uptake of HIV treatment above 90%, but only three-quarters of women were fully taking medication after two months
Personal risk, stigma, inconvenient clinic times and locations all influenced people’s decisions to stop using PrEP
Interviews with heterosexual couples in Tanzania suggest that pairs often make decisions about HIV-prevention together and that working with both partners could increase PrEP and ART access.