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Lulu Nair, IAS 2021: The Health Burden of HIV among Young Women in Africa

Published Online: August 2nd 2021

touchINFECTIOUSDISEASES were pleased to meet with Lulu (Gonasagrie) Nair (Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa) to discuss the the health burden of HIV among young women and adolescent girls in Africa, and the need for pre-exposure prophylaxis.

The abstract entitled: ‘Adherence to the dapivirine vaginal ring and oral PrEP among adolescent girls and young women in Africa: interim results from the REACH study’ was presented at IAS 2021 – the 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (Virtual).

Questions:

  1. Could you give us a brief overview of the health burden of HIV among young women and adolescent girls in Africa, and the need for pre-exposure prophylaxis? (0:20)
  2. What HIV prevention products are available for young women and adolescent girls in Africa and what challenges are associated with their use? (1:20)

Disclosures: Lulu (Gonasagrie) Nair has nothing to disclose in relation to this video.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Katey Gabrysch.

Filmed in coverage of IAS 2021 Virtual.

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