New approach to women’s HIV prevention being studied in U.S. teens

[From UAB News, June 17, 2015] Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham continue efforts to find safe and effective HIV-prevention methods with a new study in female U.S. teens.

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15-44 years, and young women ages 15-24 years are twice as likely to be at risk of HIV infection compared to young men in the same age group, according to the World Health Organization.

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