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Data from 33 national health surveys reveals a gap in knowledge, particularly among adolescent girls, uneducated women and those with low incomes
Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP
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
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.
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.
Low rates of viral load testing among pregnant women highlight need to review care for pregnant women living with HIV.
Significant step as WHO recommends the dapivirine vaginal ring as a new HIV prevention tool following promising trial results