Gender

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June 7, 2016

Studies of Malawi's option B+ programme for HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women have reported high loss to follow-up during pregnancy and at the start of antiretroviral therapy (ART), but few data exist about retention during breastfeeding and after weaning.

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May 31, 2016

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.

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May 27, 2016

Female genital mutilation (FGM)—defined by WHO as “procedures that involve the partial or total removal of external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”—is internationally recognised as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

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May 5, 2016

New data from the PROUD pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study have identified the characteristics of the gay and other men who have sex men (MSM) who are most likely to benefit from PrEP. Study participants were randomised to receive immediate or deferred PrEP.

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April 29, 2016

Published by Sonke Gender Justice, this facilitator’s guide and accompanying participant workbook are intended to be a resource for those working with youth on issues of citizenship, human rights, gender, health, sexuality and violence.

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April 18, 2016

The prevalence of HIV in young South African women aged 20–24 years is three times higher than that in their male counterparts.

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April 14, 2016

Introduction: Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in Ethiopia.

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April 13, 2016

This individually randomized controlled trial was the first study to examine the impact of a conditional cash transfer intervention on HIV infection among young women.