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Women living with HIV in Africa are at increased risk to be co-infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), persistent high risk (HR) HPV infection and bacterial vaginosis (BV), which compounds HPV persistence, thereby increasing the risk for cervical dysplasia. New guidance from WHO in 2014 advocating for a "screen and treat" approach in resource poor settings is becoming a more widely recommended screening tool for cervical cancer prevention programs in such contexts.

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The INPAC project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated post-abortion family planning
(PAFP) services into existing hospital based abortion services in China. A qualitative study was conducted in three
provinces to contribute to developing effective PAFP services through understanding influences on contraceptive
use, experiences of abortion and existing PAFP, and their effect on future contraceptive practices from the perspectiveof users, in the context of social and institutional change.

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In Myanmar, men who have sex with men (MSM) experience high risk of HIV infection. However, access to HIV testing and prevention services remains a challenge among this marginalized population. The objective of this study was to estimate population prevalence and correlates of prior HIV testing among young MSM (YMSM) and informs the development of HIV testing and intervention programmes that respond to the specific needs of this population.

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November 13th Mr. Marc Arbyn defended his thesis: entitled: “Evidence regarding Human Papillomavirus Testing in Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer” in Ghent
Venue: auditorium C - UZ Campus Gent – De Pintelaan 185 – 9000 GENT Promotors/supervisors: Prof. dr. Marleen Temmerman, Prof. Dr. John-Paul Bogers & Prof. dr. Steven Weyers.

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This analysis is based on data from the Global Early Adolescent Study, which aims to understand the factors that predispose young people aged 10-14 years to positive or negative health trajectories

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Postpartum care (PPC) has remained relatively neglected in many interventions designed to improve maternal and neonatal health in sub-Saharan Africa. The Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health project developed and implemented a context-specific package of health system strengthening and demand generation in four African countries, aiming to improve access and quality of PPC

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Post-abortion family planning (PAFP) has been proposed as a key strategy to decrease unintended pregnancy and repeat induced abortions. However, the accessibility and quality of PAFP services remain a challenge in many countries including China where more than 10 million unintended pregnancies occur each year

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Background: We aimed to investigate the impact of a referral-based intervention in a prospective cohort of women
disclosing intimate partner violence (IPV) on the prevalence of violence, and associated outcomes psychosocial health,
help-seeking and safety behaviour during and after pregnancy.

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We examined why male condoms broke or slipped off during commercial sex and the actions taken in response among 75 female and male sex workers and male clients recruited from 18 bars/nightclubs in Mombasa, Kenya

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