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Can free schools in South Africa reduce HIV risk?

In our study, we wanted to examine why adolescent girls are engaging in risky sexual behaviour. Is this behaviour driven by childhood adversity, such as poverty, coming from a family where someone is ill with HIV/AIDS, or exposure to violence and experiencing psychological distress? We also wanted to find out if a government policy such as free schooling has the potential to mitigate some, or all, of these drivers.

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17 hours ago
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The Conversation
These Women Are Forgotten HIV Warriors

The legacy of straight women in the early fight against the AIDS epidemic should not be underrated.

Published
15 July 2019
From
HIV Plus
PrEP Trials Offer Insight for Reaching at-Risk Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Reaching individuals at high risk of acquiring HIV infection continues to pose a challenge to uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A new study looked at PrEP clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa, examining recruitment strategies to reach women at high risk of contracting HIV.

Published
10 July 2019
From
Contagion Live
Older, out-of-school and anonymous partners pose more HIV infection risk for adolescent girls in South Africa

South African research has found that adolescent girls and young women (aged 13-23) were more than twice as likely to be infected with HIV by older men

Published
28 June 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
Cases of hair loss among African-American women reported after switch to new tenofovir formula

Hair loss (alopecia) occurred in six African-American women living with HIV after switching to the new formula of tenofovir, clinicians report in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. The

Published
26 June 2019
By
Michael Carter
US: Federal Guidelines May Inadvertently Restrict Women’s Access to Effective HIV Protection

Restrictive recommendations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) systematically disqualified nearly all women at risk for HIV and/or motivated to use the medication, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and George Washington University have found.

Published
25 June 2019
From
Yale School of Public Health
Study illuminates PrEP treatment pathway and its facilitators and barriers for women in the Bronx

Self-perceived HIV risk, learning about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) via trusted sources, positive healthcare experiences and health insurance coverage are facilitators of PrEP initiation and continuation for at-risk minority

Published
17 June 2019
By
Michael Carter
In China, Public Talk of Sex Is Rare. Could a ‘Pleasure Community’ Change That?

In a room with soft lighting, decorated with fuzzy blankets and turquoise balloons, a group of 30 or so strangers gathered on a recent afternoon in Beijing to discuss a subject that is largely taboo in China: how to satisfy a woman sexually.

Published
03 June 2019
From
New York Times
Special Report: As Trump rewrites health rules, Pence sees conservative agenda born again

In a sweeping social policy shift, the Trump administration is seeking to remake health rules at home and abroad for women, gay and transgender people, restricting access to abortion, curtailing support for contraception and narrowing the scope of civil rights in healthcare.

Published
02 June 2019
From
Reuters
Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men.

Trials of vaccines and treatments have not included enough female participants. Now that scientists are exploring possible cures, the need to enroll women is greater than ever.

Published
31 May 2019
From
New York Times
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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