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HIV Prevalence Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women a Global Concern

More than a 100 delegates from 12 eastern and southern Africa met in Windhoek from 1-3 February to discuss approaches and strategies on how best to reach adolescent girls and young women with HIV prevention in the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The gathering came hot on the heels of a disturbing report that indicated that in 2014, nearly half of all adolescents living with...


East Africa: Region Gets U.S.$18 Million Funding to Fight HIV

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are among 13 African countries that will receive $55 million from the Global Fund to fight HIV/Aids, among adolescent girls and young women. Tanzania will get $8 million while Kenya and Uganda will receive $5 million each, leaving the rest to the other countries, namely Botswana, Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe...


South Africa: Sexual Violence in Platinum Mining Belt a Major Driver of HIV

New analysis of data detailing the extent of sexual violence in the Rustenburg area, South Africa, indicates that one in five HIV infections (approximately 6,765 of all female cases) and one in three cases of depression among women (5,022 cases) are attributable to rape and intimate-partner violence (IPV), while one in three women inducing abortion (1,296 cases) was pregnant as a result of sexual...


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Friendship Networks and HIV Risk Among Young Women in South Africa

Friends may be an important influence for young women's risk of HIV infection as they serve as a...

Building a Safe House on Firm Ground

This report illustrates key findings from a 'Global Values and Preferences Survey' regarding the...

Gender, Rights, and Diversity: Making the Global Fund Work for Women

This article examines opportunities for women to engage with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...

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