South African girls from the Star for Life programme, a non-profit organisation with the mission to inspire young people to believe in their dreams for the future and live in an AIDS-free generation. (Photo/ Wikimedia Commons)

Young Women Most At-Risk For HIV Are Not Taking Their Prevention Drugs. Why?

Young women acquire HIV 7-8 years earlier than their male peers. But clinical trials from South Africa show that they are not taking their pre-exposure HIV drugs as prescribed, for it would mean admitting they are having sex

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Teaching scouts about HIV at a youth workshop in C.A.R. 82% of adolescents living with HIV are in sub-Sahara Africa. (Photo/ Pierre Holtz for UNICEF)

Boys, Girls And HIV In Africa: Knowledge Is Power (But Not Always)

If a country has a high HIV prevalence, it is correlated with a higher percentage of girls having comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS. For boys, however, their knowledge has a weaker correlation with national prevalence