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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.
A study suggests vaginal bacteria may be playing an underestimated role in PrEP efficacy for women
UChoose study is the first to assesses adolescent girls’ preferences for contraceptives that mirror PrEP products to establish what type of PrEP is most likely to work for them
An evaluation of peer support clubs in settings with high HIV and gender-based violence prevalence finds increased self-esteem and self-efficacy among participants.
Providing PrEP to women attending government-run family planning clinics could be a successful way to increase access and adherence to PrEP, a trial from South Africa suggests.
Young women with low self-esteem are five times more likely to engage in transactional sex than other young women, South African survey suggests.
A large PrEP programme for pregnant women in Kenya finds no association between PrEP use and birth complications
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.
Active male partner involvement during pregnancy reduces mother-to-child transmission in South Africa and improves both mother and baby’s health.