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Research in Nigeria finds young women want to use contraceptives but judgmental attitudes make this difficult to do
Study finds women more likely to both hold discriminatory attitudes related to HIV stigma, and to suffer from them
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
Ugandan study suggests peer educators, visiting adult clinics, counselling and education can all make the transition process go smoothly.
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.
Research suggests that 97% are engaging in at least one sexual risk that makes them vulnerable to HIV – and half are engaging in three or more
Research with around 400 parents and caregivers in Zimbabwe found the majority performed HIV tests accurately, even without a demonstration.
South African study finds one in five young women have poor mental health as researchers urge HIV prevention programmes to provide mental health support.
A desire for self-care and controlling HIV risk motivates young women to take PrEP but this can be undermined by negative attitudes of partners and family.
Indian trial that offered men who have sex with men resilience counselling saw unprotected sex drop – but new HIV and STI infections remained high.