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