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A study among pregnant women in South Africa has found many lack control over condom use – and would be willing to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves and their babies from HIV.
New comparison reveals significant drops in HIV service provision, as Nigeria’s Borno State feels the impact of years of armed conflict with Boko Haram.
Adolescent girls have an important role to play in influencing adolescent boys’ decision to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), new research suggests.
Adolescent treatment non-adherence remains a major challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing structural barriers to care retention, such as violence, could be key.
HIV self-testing leads to positive sexual behaviour change among Zambian female sex workers, according to new study.
Study finds that the risk of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) is reduced by giving regular cash payments to poor girls, but HIV infection rates are not affected.
Women's risk of HIV significantly associated with key bacteria and their abundance in the vagina.
New study finds strong links between PrEP disruptions and intimate partner violence in Kenya and Uganda. Combined interventions could be key to improving adherence and linking victims to support services.
PEPFAR-funded Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys reveal a lack of knowledge of HIV status as a major barrier to achieving global HIV targets.
New research marks welcome step to make trans women in sub-Saharan Africa visible in HIV data.
Low-level viraemia is linked to treatment failure, but we are failing to make best use of effective HIV treatment as a result of inadequate viral load monitoring.