Individual and Population Level Impact of Key HIV Risk Factors on HIV Incidence Rates in Durban, South Africa

Gita Ramjee , Suri Moonsamy, Nathlee Samantha Abbai, Handan Wand

We aimed to estimate the individual and joint impact of age, marital status and diagnosis with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on HIV acquisition among young women at a population level in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A total of 3,978 HIV seronegative women were recruited for four biomedical intervention trials from 2002–2009. Point and interval estimates of partial population attributable risk (PAR) were used to quantify the proportion of HIV seroconversions which can be prevented if a combination of risk factors is eliminated from a target population. More than 70% of the observed HIV acquisitions were collectively attributed to the three risk factors: younger age (

May 31, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Countries
Tags
HIV prevention, women, HIV Seroconversion, HIV transmission, research, South Africa, transactional sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), young women, risk factors, HIV prevention interventions

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