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Podcast: Drivers of the Hyperepidemics of HIV in South Africa:
Pt. 2, Biological Risk Factors
Podcast: Drivers of the Hyperepidemics of HIV in South Africa: Pt. 2, Biological Risk Factors
Photo attribution: © 2000 Patrick Coleman, Courtesy of Photoshare. High school students attend a DramAidE forum theater performance at a high school in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

In part two of this CSIS podcast series, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers, explains her latest research into epidemic hot spots in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. She also shares recent findings on biological factors that can simultaneously increase a woman’s risk of HIV acquisition and decrease the efficacy of HIV prevention tools.

Webinar: Expanding Choices: A Look into the Population Council's Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) Product Pipeline
Webinar: Expanding Choices: A Look into the Population Council's Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) Product Pipeline

Join the Population Council, International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) and AVAC on Tuesday, February 26 from 10-11am EST for a webinar on how user choice and control inform the product development strategy for multipurpose HIV prevention technologies.

Report: Does Men's Involvement Improve the Health Outcomes of Their Partners and Children?
Report: Does Men's Involvement Improve the Health Outcomes of Their Partners and Children?
Photo attribution: © 2008 Arturo Sanabria, Courtesy of Photoshare. A child with a fever visits the Kabwata clinic in Lusaka, Zambia with his mother and father.

This study examined whether men’s involvement—defined as having correct knowledge, positive attitudes, and supportive behaviors toward the health of their partners and children—has an association with specific reproductive, maternal, and child health outcomes.

Webpage: Gender Equality and HIV

Women, especially marginalized women—including female sex workers, transgender women, women who inject drugs, migrant women, and women with disabilities—are disproportionately affected by HIV. Explore this page to find out more about how the impact of gender inequality increases women’s vulnerability to HIV and what is being done globally to tackle this pressing issue.

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