Title

PrEP introduction for adolescent girls and young women

Document Type

Commentary

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

The International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in July 2016, has renewed interest and momentum around HIV prevention. High and sustained HIV incidence rates—about 2 million people acquiring HIV every year for the past 5 years—highlight the need for new prevention technologies for populations at substantial risk of HIV.1 As many as 7000 new infections a week are occurring in the most vulnerable adolescent girls and young women in eastern and southern Africa. 75% of young people in sub-Saharan Africa living with HIV are adolescent girls and young women age 15–24 years; AIDS is the leading cause of death for girls age 10–19 years in Africa.

DOI

10.1016/S2352-3018(16)30115-1

Language

English

Project

Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative

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