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03 November 2017

Young women in South Africa better off with daily PrEP

Young, sexually active women at high risk of HIV in South Africa more likely to take PrEP daily over other time or events-based methods new study finds.

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02 November 2017

Declines in condom use while on PrEP does not increase HIV risk in sex workers

PrEP for sex workers in South Africa can be a success for HIV prevention, as long as high levels of adherence are maintained.

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26 September 2017

New research casts doubt on age gap theory of HIV transmission

Research from South Africa suggests a women’s HIV risk may be driven more by their male partner’s age rather than the age gap between them.

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04 September 2017

The HIV ‘failure cascade’: low-resourced settings and the last ‘90’

HIV programmes must develop strategies and allocate resources for people who enter the ‘failure care cascade’ – or risk jeopardising the important gains already made on HIV treatment.

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30 August 2017

Abstinence education is a theoretical dream that does not work

A review of abstinence-only education policies and programmes in the United States (USA) found they violated human rights, stigmatised or excluded youth, reinforced gender stereotypes, and set back HIV and other STI prevention efforts.

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06 June 2017

Grindr survey reveals many gay men using PrEP without doctor support

There is a high appetite for increased access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among gay app users in Switzerland, according to research looking into the need for a national PrEP programme.

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09 May 2017

Kenya begins mass roll-out of HIV self-testing and PrEP

Kenya embraces new HIV testing technologies to scale-up HIV prevention efforts in the country.

 

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26 April 2017

Doctors in the USA see few cases of risk compensation among PrEP users

Most healthcare providers cite worries over risk compensation after providing PrEP, but experiences among doctors who do prescribe PrEP are positive.

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10 April 2017

Women prefer sex with circumcised men and play key role influencing men's VMMC decision

Women’s views on voluntary male medical circumcision form an important part of the delivery and mass roll-out of this HIV prevention strategy.

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13 January 2017

Vaginal bacteria could play a key role in regulating HIV risk among women

Understanding the vaginal microbiome and how it impacts HIV risk could help develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies for young women in sub-Saharan Africa.

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