"I never thought lesbians can be infected": women who have sex with women (WSW) and HIV risk

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Lynch, M.Clayton
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, LESBIANS, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8452

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Abstract

Research indicates that a substantial number of lesbian and bisexual women and other women who have sex with women (WSW) in South Africa are living with HIV, yet this grouping is rarely included in efforts to curb the spread and impact of the epidemic and is generally invisible in sexual health policies, research and service provisions. This research brief summarises the findings of emerging studies regarding HIV risk among lesbian and bisexual women, and other WSW in Southern Africa.