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Ugandan study finds uptake of HIV treatment above 90%, but only three-quarters of women were fully taking medication after two months
Personal risk, stigma, inconvenient clinic times and locations all influenced people’s decisions to stop using PrEP
Interviews with heterosexual couples in Tanzania suggest that pairs often make decisions about HIV-prevention together and that working with both partners could increase PrEP and ART access.
South African study finds one in five young women have poor mental health as researchers urge HIV prevention programmes to provide mental health support.
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
Trial reports a 15% difference in high PrEP adherence among participants who received vouchers compared to those who didn’t – but this fell significantly after the vouchers stopped.
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
Dutch study finds no evidence to suggest PrEP use increases mental health issues – and may actually help reduce sexual compulsivity and drug-misuse.