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Research outputs: YOUTH

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2014 The role of parents and peers in young people initiating sexual debut in South Africa

Age at sexual debut is an important indicator for exposure to heterosexual HIV transmission. Studies show that early sexual debut is associa...

2014 HIV epidemic in South Africa: a comparison of HIV epidemic patterns of two extreme provinces in South Africa

South Africa is experiencing one of the worst HIV epidemics, which varies by province and by districts within each province. The objective ...

2014 Sexual orientation and HIV risk among youth in South Africa: a brief report

This study investigated the prevalence of homosexual orientation and HIV risk in a population-based survey among youth in South Africa. A cr...

2014 Characteristics of sexually experienced HIV testers aged 18 to 32 in rural South Africa: baseline results from a community-based trial, NIMH Project Accept (HPTN 043)

Young people in South Africa are at high risk of HIV infection and yet may have more limited access to prevention and treatment services tha...