Experts Flummoxed By Conflicting New Data on STIs, HIV, and Long-Term Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa
ECHO trial results and follow-up studies find unexpectedly low rates of some STIs among users of certain long-term hormonal contraceptives. They also find high HIV rates (unrelated to the contraceptives) that suggest considerable value for PrEP integration.
No meaningful difference was found in either injectable or implant birth control when compared to an IUD.
More than half the female sex workers in South Africa's three largest cities are HIV positive -- but less than one-third are on antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released study.
BuzzFeed examines the issue of HIV among women who have sex with women in South Africa, highlighting a recent study that found "around 10 percent of women who have sex with women in four Southern Africa countries are HIV-positive." According to BuzzF...