Published in AIDS Weekly, May 17th, 2004
HIV/AIDS is more widespread among women in sub-Saharan Africa than any other population. Although violence from a male partner and relationship inequalities are thought to be associated with increased HIV risk among women, no study has yet assessed gender-based violence as a risk factor for HIV after adjustment for women's own high-risk sexual behaviors.
Rachel Jewkes and colleagues from South Africa's Medical Research Council studied 1,366 women who agreed to HIV testing while attending antenatal care at...
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