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Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, and Audrey Pettifor, PhD

Intimate partner violence events may either impede or motivate PrEP adherence among African adolescent girls and young women, with age appearing to be an important consideration for IPV-related adherence interventions, according to IGHID researchers Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, professor of infectious diseases and principal investigator for the UNC Behavioral and Technology Lab, and Audrey Pettifor, PhD, professor of epidemiology and faculty fellow with the Carolina Population Center.

Their study was conducted as a secondary analysis of data from HIV Prevention Trials Network 082 (HPTN 082), a multisite prospective study designed to assess oral PrEP adherence among AGYW in southern Africa.

“Intimate partner violence and oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence among young African women,” was published May 17 in the journal AIDS.

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