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Survey in Western Kenya suggests 40% have gone without food and one third have lost out on income or education
First project to provide PrEP through key population-friendly clinics finds many people take up the offer but 39% struggle to take the medication every day
Unmarried men in Ghana who see or hear family planning messages in the media are 50% more likely to consistently use condoms
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
The first phase of a trial for a new HIV vaccine has begun in Zambia and will soon extend to Kenya and Uganda.
The HARTS trial suggests age should not be used to judge readiness to move, as things such as being able to understand treatment and ask questions are more important
The experiences of girls and young women living in informal settlements in Uganda highlight the link between poverty and sexual violence
Adolescent girls in Zambia say the RISE trial helped them say no to transactional sex and stay in school but also led to a backlash
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
Research suggests Nigerian women are using misoprostol safely and effectively, despite having low knowledge on how it works.