The effect of a conditional cash transfer on HIV incidence in young women in rural South Africa (HPTN 068): a phase 3, randomised controlled trial

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Cash transfers have been proposed as an intervention to reduce HIV-infection risk for young women in sub-Saharan Africa. However, scarce evidence is available about their effect on reducing HIV acquisition. This research aimed to assess the effect of a conditional cash transfer on HIV incidence among young women in rural South Africa.

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Transactional sex and risk for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Young women aged 15 to 24 years in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. A growing number of studies have suggested that the practice of transactional sex may in part explain women’s heightened risk, but evidence on the association between transactional sex and HIV has not yet been synthesised. This research set out to systematically review studies that assess the relationship between transactional sex and HIV among men and women in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Mitigating the effect of food insecurity on adherence to HIV treatment in Tanzania: Are conditional cash and food transfers effective strategies? - Sandra McCoy

Food insecurity is an important barrier to retention in care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV infection. However, there is a lack of rigorous evidence about how to improve food security and HIV-related clinical outcomes.  

This learning lab presents results of a study that evaluated whether short-term cash and food support can improve ART adherence among adults living with HIV infection in Tanzania.

HIV, Trump and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

What do these three have in common?

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Addressing partner violence against sex workers

Many factors increase HIV risk for female sex workers. Intimate partner violence is one of them. Ahead of the 16 Days of Activism, find out the latest from Samvedana Plus in India.

Many factors increase HIV risk for female sex workers. Intimate partner violence is one of them. Ahead of the 16 Days of Activism, find out the latest from Samvedana Plus in India.

Structural drivers and social protection: mechanisms of HIV risk and HIV prevention for South African adolescents

Social protection is high on the HIV-prevention agenda for youth in sub-Saharan Africa

Understanding factors that shape gender attitudes in early adolescence globally: a mixed-methods systematic review

Early adolescence (ages 10–14) is a period of increased expectations for boys and girls to conform to socially constructed and often stereotypical norms that perpetuate gender inequalities.

Social protection: potential for improving HIV outcomes among adolescents

New evidence is emerging around social protection interventions, including cash transfers, parenting support and educational support.

Reducing intimate partner violence and increasing condom usage in the HIV/STI response: a facilitator's guide for training intimate partners of female sex workers

Research studies have shown a significant link between non condom use, HIV and gender-based violence.

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