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The Mediating Role of Partner Selection in the Association between Transactional Sex and HIV Incidence among Young Women

Citation

Ranganathan, Meghna; Kilburn, Kelly N.; Stoner, Marie C. D.; Hughes, James P.; MacPhail, Catherine Lorne; Gomez-Olive, F. Xavier; Wagner, Ryan G.; Kahn, Kathleen; Agyei, Yaw; & Pettifor, Audrey E. (2020). The Mediating Role of Partner Selection in the Association between Transactional Sex and HIV Incidence among Young Women. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 83(2), 103-10. PMCID: PMC6970545

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In sub-Saharan Africa, transactional sex is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection in adolescent girls and young women, but the mechanisms for this relationship remain unclear. We hypothesise that young women who report transactional sex may have multiple partners and older partners, thereby increasing their HIV risk.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/qai.0000000000002225

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

Author(s)

Ranganathan, Meghna
Kilburn, Kelly N.
Stoner, Marie C. D.
Hughes, James P.
MacPhail, Catherine Lorne
Gomez-Olive, F. Xavier
Wagner, Ryan G.
Kahn, Kathleen
Agyei, Yaw
Pettifor, Audrey E.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

83

Issue Number

2

Pages

103-10

PMCID

PMC6970545

Reference ID

12547