Tag Archives: Uganda

More money, trust, and control: HIV self-testing and PrEP empowers sex workers and their partners in Uganda

A qualitative study asked HIV-negative sex workers and their partners in Uganda about their experiences using HIV self-testing and PrEP. The study found that using the two interventions together was economically empowering because sex without a condom was safer, they enhanced relationships, intimacy, and trust among partners, and participants were empowered to take control of… Read More »

Sexual violence against women and girls in Uganda increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reports of rape and sexual violence increased among women and girls in Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic, while uptake of post-exposure prophylaxis decreased. These outcomes suggest that Ugandan women and girls may have had increased HIV exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased gender-based violence perpetration. In Uganda, COVID-19 restrictions… Read More »