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HIV prevalence in South Africa through gender and racial lenses: results from the 2012 population-based national household survey

Background

In South Africa, persistence of the HIV epidemic and associated gender and racial disparities is a major concern after more than 20 years of democratic dispensation and efforts to create a more healthy and equal society. This paper profiles HIV prevalence and related factors among Black African men and women compared to other race groups in South Africa using the 2012 population-based national household HIV survey.

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Meeting highlights: 9th International Workshop on HIV & Women

This online platform provides summaries of the highlights presented at the 9th International Workshop on HIV & Women.The meeting highlights will effectively summarize the most important new data presented at the workshop  and analyse their impact on clinical practice and the future of research and patient care.

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Podcast: Drivers of the Hyperepidemics of HIV in South Africa: Pt. 2, Biological Risk Factors

Author
CSIS

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim is one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers and has made pioneering contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic in young people, especially among young women. She joined us for a two-part series to explain her latest research into epidemic hot spots in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, focusing on both the structural and biological risk factors that facilitate the spread of HIV in young women.

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Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response Interventions Within PEPFAR HIV Pediatric Testing, Care and Treatment

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Aften Beeler, Severine Chevrel, Siân Long, Kristin Weinhauer

This report presents the preliminary findings from an ongoing project undertaken by 4Children that seeks to identify key opportunities to incorporate violence prevention and response interventions within priority PEPFAR Program Areas at clinical and community levels. The initial focus is on HIV testing and services (HTS) and pediatric care and treatment — a priority identified at an introductory meeting with selected members of the OVC and Gender Technical Working Group Advisors held in July 2015.

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Women's (health) work: A population-based, cross-sectional study of gender differences in time spent seeking health care in Malawi

Author
Yeatman, S. Chamberlin, S. Dovel, K.
There has been a notable expansion in routine health care in sub-Saharan Africa. While heath care is nominally free in many contexts, the time required to access services reflects an opportunity cost that may be substantial and highly gendered, reflecting the gendered nature of health care guidelines and patterns of use. The time costs of health care use, however, have rarely been systematically assessed at the population-level.
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"Love, Power, and Prep" webinar Part Two

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webinar

In this webinar, experts will present on new data from interventions jointly addressing PrEP, relationship dynamics, and IPV in South Africa and Tanzania. 

Presenters: 

CHARISMA Pilot Results and Planned Randomized Controlled Trial in South Africa
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery, RTI International

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Women's (health) work: A population-based, cross-sectional study of gender differences in time spent seeking health care in Malawi

Author
Yeatman S, Chamberlin S, Dovel K
There has been a notable expansion in routine health care in sub-Saharan Africa. While heath care is nominally free in many contexts, the time required to access services reflects an opportunity cost that may be substantial and highly gendered, reflecting the gendered nature of health care guidelines and patterns of use. The time costs of health care use, however, have rarely been systematically assessed at the population-level.
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Psychosocial correlates of alcohol and other substance use among low-income adolescents in peri-urban Johannesburg, South Africa: A focus on gender differences

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Author
Magidson JF, Dietrich J, Otwombe KN, Sikkema KJ, Katz IT, Gray GE

Alcohol and other drug use is prevalent among peri-urban, South African adolescents. We identified correlates of alcohol and other drug use by gender among adolescents (age = 16-18 years; N = 822) in peri-urban Johannesburg. Interviewer-administered surveys assessed sexual activity, alcohol and other drug use, and relevant psychosocial factors. In separate logistic regression models of alcohol and other drug use stratified by gender, violence exposure and sexual activity were associated with alcohol use for both males and females.

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Good Practice Guide: Gender-transformative HIV programming

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International HIV/AIDS Alliance

This Good Practice Guide provides the rationale for gender-transformative programming, as well as tools to help civil society and community-based organisations, including Alliance Linking Organisations (LOs) and implementing partners, to integrate a gender perspective into their HIV programmes. It aims to strengthen HIV programming with, by and for women and girls in all their diversity, and to sharpen the Alliance’s focus on gender in its work with key populations. It draws upon – and refers to – other resources on women, girls and gender equality in the context of and response to HIV.

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