CSIS 2-Part Podcast Discusses Drivers Of HIV Epidemic In South Africa

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Drivers of the Hyperepidemics of HIV in South Africa: Pt. 1, Social and Economic Risk Factors
Janet Fleischman, non-resident senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with leading AIDS researcher Quarraisha Abdool Karim in a two-part series on “her latest research into epidemic hot spots in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, focusing on both the structural and biological risk factors that facilitate the spread of HIV in young women. In Part One, she discusses the social and economic factors that contribute to the dramatic differences in HIV rates in women and men at different ages” (7/11).

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Drivers of the Hyperepidemics of HIV in South Africa: Pt. 2, Biological Risk Factors
In Part Two of the series, Quarraisha Abdool Karim “describes her recent findings about biological factors that can simultaneously increase a woman’s risk of HIV acquisition and decrease the efficacy of HIV prevention tools” (7/17).

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