PrEP to reduce young women's HIV risk

This five minute video explains how anti-retroviral drugs work to prevent HIV infection. 

Adolescent girls and young women are highly vulnerable to HIV infection and in sub-Saharan Africa they present the most urgent challenge. Adolescence is a period of rapid physical, mental and social growth, during which many have limited access to reproductive and sexual health services. Structural factors - poverty, gender inequality, limited economic options and low social power - all contribute to this load. 

Female-controlled prevention options are still extremely limited. The introduction of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) could fill this gap. This video was produced by WITS Reproductive Health and HIV Institute.

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