HIV prevalence is high but sexual risk behaviour is low in young South African women

HIV prevalence is high but sexual risk behaviour is low in young South African women

HIV prevalence in the South African general population is highest among young adults, with a prevalence of 33% among African women aged 20 to 34 years. This study aimed to describe the sexual-risk behaviours in young South African women aged 20 to 34 and to evaluate their contextual determinants.

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Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) is a non-profit organisation that designs and implements evidence-based HIV Campaigns, and HIV Communication Programmes aimed at HIV Prevention to educate the public to understand their risk of HIV infection in relation to multiple partners, correct and consistent condom use, transactional sex and alcohol use.