Stoner MCD, Dennis AM, Hughes JP, Eshleman SH, Sivay MV, Hudelson SE, Grabowski KM, Gomez-Olive FX, MacPhail C, Piwowar-Manning E, Kahn K, Pettifor A. Characteristics associated with HIV transmission networks involving adolescent girls and young women in HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 068 study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
We combined behavioral survey data from the HIV Prevention Trials Network 068 study with phylogenetic information to determine if cluster membership was associated with characteristics of young women and their partners. Clusters were more likely to involve young women from specific villages and schools, indicating some localized transmission.