Study: Gender inequity increases HIV risk in young women

06/16/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A South African study suggests that intimate partner violence and gender inequity in relationships increase the risk of HIV infection in young women. Researchers found that there were 8.5 new HIV cases per 100 person-years among women with "low relationship power equity," compared with 5.5 new cases among those in more equal relationships.

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