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06 September 2021

Study shows the power of the media for encouraging condom use

Unmarried men in Ghana who see or hear family planning messages in the media are 50% more likely to consistently use condoms

 

27 August 2021

How to speed-up PrEP rollout in sub-Saharan Africa

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

06 August 2021

Community-based organisation leads the way on successful PrEP rollout for young Kenyan women

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 

30 July 2021

‘Men-only’ spaces could improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission

Zambian study suggests men feel uncomfortable in women-dominated antenatal classes, resulting in many having unanswered questions about pregnancy and HIV

28 June 2021

Trial offering PrEP to women in South Africa halves HIV incidence

Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP

18 June 2021

Perspectives of pregnant women living with HIV on their partner’s involvement with antenatal care

Study in Haiti finds that half the women living with HIV said their partner supports them during pregnancy, but only one in four men attend antenatal appointments

08 June 2021

Study reveals adherence gap in preventing mother-to-child transmission

Ugandan study finds uptake of HIV treatment above 90%, but only three-quarters of women were fully taking medication after two months

02 June 2021

Why people in Kenya quit PrEP

Personal risk, stigma, inconvenient clinic times and locations all influenced people’s decisions to stop using PrEP

21 May 2021

Can relationship-based approaches improve uptake of HIV-prevention among serodiscordant couples in Tanzania?

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.

30 April 2021

Researchers warn that poor mental health may increase vulnerability to HIV

South African study finds one in five young women have poor mental health as researchers urge HIV prevention programmes to provide mental health support.