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Towards microbicide roll-out in Sub-Sahara Africa: ensuring microbicides are an effective tool for HIV prevention and women's empowerment

Publication year: 
2010
Corporate author: 
Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD)
Publication details: 
Durban, HEARD, 2010
Series: 
Issue Brief, July 2010
Abstract:

Points out the importance of microbicides as an invaluable HIV/AIDS prevention method to women in Sub-Sahara Africa. The paper explains that microbicides lead to women’s empowerment and require greater discussion between social scientists, civil society, practitioners and policy makers. The last section advocates for continued support for women’s empowerment through the use of microbicides in the region.