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Perceptions of and Interest in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Lilongwe, Malawi

Citation

Maseko, Bertha; Hill, Lauren M.; Phanga, Twambilile; Bhushan, Nivedita Latha; Vansia, Dhrutika; Kamtsendero, Linda; Pettifor, Audrey E.; Bekker, Linda-Gail; Hosseinipour, Mina C.; & Rosenberg, Nora E. (2020). Perceptions of and Interest in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Lilongwe, Malawi. PLOS ONE, 15(1), e0226062. PMCID: PMC6957134

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is an effective HIV prevention strategy for adherent users. Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa may particularly benefit from PrEP because of the disproportionate burden of HIV in this group. Understanding potential users' perceptions of and interest in using PrEP is critical to promote the utilization of PrEP by individuals at risk of HIV.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226062

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

PLOS ONE

Author(s)

Maseko, Bertha
Hill, Lauren M.
Phanga, Twambilile
Bhushan, Nivedita Latha
Vansia, Dhrutika
Kamtsendero, Linda
Pettifor, Audrey E.
Bekker, Linda-Gail
Hosseinipour, Mina C.
Rosenberg, Nora E.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

15

Issue Number

1

Pages

e0226062

PMCID

PMC6957134

Reference ID

12598