Velloza J, Donnell D, Hosek S, Anderson PL, Chirenje ZM, Mgodi N, Bekker LG, Marzinke MA, Delany-Moretlwe S, Celum C. Alignment of PrEP adherence with periods of HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa and Zimbabwe: a secondary analysis of the HPTN 082 randomized controlled trial.. Lancet HIV. 2022, 9: e680-e689. PMC9530001
Adolescent girls and young women in southern and eastern Africa have adherence challenges with daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). High adherence is most important during periods of HIV risk (prevention-effective adherence). We aimed to describe HIV risk behaviour and to understand patterns in PrEP adherence during periods of risk among adolescent girls and young women from sub-Saharan Africa.