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Migration and Age Differences between Male and Female Partners Fuelling the HIV Epidemic in South Africa

Analyses from two large household surveys in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa shed new light on the dynamics of HIV transmission in the South African province that is hardest hit by HIV. Adolescent girls and young women typically acquire HIV from men several years older than themselves, while older men usually acquire HIV from women of their own age. Men and women who migrate just 50km away from home...

Adolescence a ‘Dangerous Time’ for Young Girls – Particularly in sub-Saharan Africa

New HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women fell by only 6% between 2010 and 2015. This puts the HIV response severely off-track to reach the target of less than 100,000 new HIV infections among this group by 2020. With 7,500 women aged 15-24 becoming infected with HIV every week in 2015, a staggering 74% reduction is needed in the four years to 2020 to reach the first of the UNAIDS...

Viral Load Rebounds in a Third of Women who Start HIV Therapy during Pregnancy or Postpartum, South African Study Shows

Approximately one-third of HIV-positive women who attain viral suppression after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy experience a significant rebound in viral load in the year after giving birth, according to results of a South African study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. 

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Recent Resource

Transforming the National AIDS Response: Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights into the "Three Ones"

This publication highlights approaches and examples to promote and protect gender equality as a key...

A Tool for Strengthening Gender-sensitive National HIV and SRH Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

This tool, developed by WHO, is designed especially for monitoring and evaluation specialists...

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