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HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women in age-disparate partnerships: Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Brendan, MB., George, G., Beckett, S., Evans,., M, Lewis, L., Cawood, C., David, K., Kharsany., ABM
Evidence on the role of age-disparate partnerships in high HIV-infection rates among young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains inconclusive. This study examined the HIV-infection risk associated with age-disparate partnerships among 15-24 year-old women in a hyperendemic setting in South Africa.
Journal article | 2018 | Download full text