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Data from 33 national health surveys reveals a gap in knowledge, particularly among adolescent girls, uneducated women and those with low incomes
The first pilot to offer PEP to people in parts of Kenya and Uganda with high HIV prevalence results in good uptake and no HIV infections
Study records significant decline in HIV incidence despite only one in four women deciding to take PrEP
Zambian study finds women living with HIV aged 20-29 are most at risk of cervical cancer, closely followed by adolescent girls
Study in Haiti finds that half the women living with HIV said their partner supports them during pregnancy, but only one in four men attend antenatal appointments
Study finds women more likely to both hold discriminatory attitudes related to HIV stigma, and to suffer from them
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
Clubs in Malawi that gave 12 to 14-year-old girls the space to discuss sexual health found they increased peer support and school attendance and reduced unequal and abusive practices at home.
Ugandan study suggests peer educators, visiting adult clinics, counselling and education can all make the transition process go smoothly.