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2014 Recent HIV prevalence trends among pregnant women and all women in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for HIV estimates

National population-wide HIV prevalence and incidence trends in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are indirectly estimated using HIV prevalence measu...

2013 "How can I gain skills if I don't practice?": the dynamics of prohibitive silence against pre-marital pregnancy and sex in Zimbabwe

Young people face sexual and reproductive health (SRH) problems including Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired immunodeficiency s...

2013 Reducing the risk of HIV infection during pregnancy among South African women: a randomized controlled trial

Mpumalanga Province, South Africa has one of the highest HIV/AIDS diagnosis rates among pregnant women (29.4%). This study sought to enhance...

2013 Sexual HIV risk behaviour and associated factors among pregnant women in Mpumalanga, South Africa

The HIV risk increases during pregnancy. The elevated risk of HIV acquisition in pregnant women may be explained by behavioural and other fa...