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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.
Ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine could be available in Africa as early as 2021 after it was found to reduce women’s HIV risk by 30 to 50%.
Modelling finds PrEP has the potential to avert between 3 and 8% of HIV infections in 13 African and Caribbean countries by 2030 if three key populations can access it
Research on PrEP safety for pregnant women and their babies finds no adverse effects – but knowledge gaps remain.
The largest-ever study examining the effectiveness of condoms for anal sex finds remarkably low levels of failure, and calls to label their use in this way.
Findings from France and Canada suggest it is safe to offer men who have sex with men a choice between daily and ‘on-demand’ PrEP if they are not having frequent sex.
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.