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29 October 2019

Low self-esteem strongly associated with transaction sex

Young women with low self-esteem are five times more likely to engage in transactional sex than other young women, South African survey suggests.

22 October 2019

A decade of HIV treatment has failed the most high-risk young women

A review of HIV incidence among young people in east and southern Africa since antiretroviral treatment (ART) roll-out reveals failures to reach the highest-risk young women.

18 October 2019

10-fold increase in South African adolescents entering HIV care

The number of adolescents in HIV care in South Africa has increased 10-fold since 2005, and could double again by 2021.

11 October 2019

PrEP use among pregnant women in Kenya: no adverse effects found

A large PrEP programme for pregnant women in Kenya finds no association between PrEP use and birth complications

09 October 2019

Impressive results from Zimbabwe’s national HIV sex worker programme

Sister with a Voice, Zimbabwe’s HIV programme for sex workers, has significantly increased HIV testing, treatment and viral suppression among women who sell sex.