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Changes Over Time in HIV Prevalence and Sexual Behaviour Among Young Female Sex-Workers in 14 Sites in Zimbabwe, 2013-2016

Young female sex-workers (FSW) aged 18-24 are at high risk of HIV due to high numbers of sexual partners, difficulty negotiating condom use, increased risk of gender-based violence, and limited access to services. Here we describe changes in sexual behaviours among young FSW across Zimbabwe between 2013 and 2016, and risk factors for prevalent HIV in 2013 and 2016.
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Effectiveness of combination packages for HIV-1 prevention in sub-Saharan Africa depends on partnership network structure: a mathematical modelling study.

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Author
Jenness SM, Goodreau SM, Morris M, Cassels S.

OBJECTIVES:

Combination packages for HIV prevention can leverage the effectiveness of biomedical and behavioural elements to lower disease incidence with realistic targets for individual and population risk reduction. We investigated how sexual network structures can maximise the effectiveness of a package targeting sexually active adults in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with intervention components for medical male circumcision (MMC) and sexual partnership concurrency (having >1 ongoing partner).

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7th African Population Conference

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Every four years, UAPS organizes the African Population Conference (APC), a scientific meeting on population issues in Africa.  The theme of the 7th APC is “Demographic Dividend in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges”. About 1000 attendees including Independent Researchers, Researchers from Academic Institutions, Non- Governmental Organisations, Health Institutions in the field of Demography and Population Issues, including Public Health, from the entire African Continent and abroad will be invited.

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Discordance of HIV and HSV-2 biomarkers and self-reported sexual behaviour among orphan adolescents in Western Kenya

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Author
Hyunsan Cho, Winnie Luseno, Carolyn Halpern, Lei Zhang, Isabella Mbai, Benson Milimo, Denise Dion Hallfors

Background
This paper examines the discordance between biological data of HIV and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections and self-reported questionnaire responses among orphan adolescents in Western Kenya.

Methods
In 2011, 837 orphan adolescents from 26 primary schools were enrolled in an HIV prevention trial. At baseline, blood samples were drawn for HIV and HSV-2 infection biomarker testing, and participants completed an audio computer-assisted self-interviewing survey.

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Webinar: MPT Acceptability in Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa

Venue
Webinar

Meeting Description:

We invite you to join this exciting live webinar, co-hosted by CAMI Health and AVAC:

MPT Acceptability in Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa

Summary of Market Research Data by Ipsos Healthcare, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Live webinar featuring:

Moushira El-Sahn - Social and Public Healthcare Research Associate Director

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Women's Beliefs about Male Circumcision, HIV Prevention, and Sexual Behaviors in Kisumu, Kenya

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Author
Thomas H. Riess, Maryline M. Achieng, Robert C. Bailey

It is important to understand how women's sexual practices may be influenced by male circumcision (MC) as an HIV prevention effort. Women's beliefs about MC and sexual behaviour will likely influence the scale-up and uptake of medical MC.

We conducted qualitative interviews with 30 sexually active women in Kisumu, Kenya. Women discussed MC related to perceived health benefits, condom use, sexual behaviour, knowledge of susceptibility to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), circumcision preference, and influence on circumcision uptake.

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