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Age-disparate partnerships and HSV-2 among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa: implications for HIV infection risk
  1. Brendan Maughan-Brown1,
  2. Gavin George2,
  3. Sean Beckett2,
  4. Meredith Evans3,
  5. Lara Lewis4,
  6. Cherie Cawood5,
  7. David Khanyile5,
  8. Ayesha B M Kharsany4
  1. 1 Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU), Department of Economics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. 2 Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  3. 3 Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4 Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  5. 5 Epicentre AIDS Risk Management (Pty) Limited, Sandton, South Africa
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brendan Maughan-Brown, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 7701, South Africa; brendan.maughanbrown{at}gmail.com

Footnotes

  • Handling editor Catherine H Mercer

  • Author contributions ABMK is the principal investigator of the HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS). ABMK, CC and DK were responsible for HIPSS study operations and quality assurance. ABMK, BM-B and GG were responsible for the concept of the analysis for this paper. All authors contributed to the interpretation of the data, and manuscript preparation. All authors approved the final version of the article.

  • Funding The HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS) is funded by a cooperative agreement (3U2GGH000372) between Epicentre and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Support was provided to BMB by the National Research Foundation, South Africa, through the Research Career Advancement Fellowship. ABMK is supported by a joint South Africa–U.S. Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research, National Institutes of Health grant (R01HD083343).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available on request to the HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System Steering Committee.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Catherine H Mercer

  • Author contributions ABMK is the principal investigator of the HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS). ABMK, CC and DK were responsible for HIPSS study operations and quality assurance. ABMK, BM-B and GG were responsible for the concept of the analysis for this paper. All authors contributed to the interpretation of the data, and manuscript preparation. All authors approved the final version of the article.

  • Funding The HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System (HIPSS) is funded by a cooperative agreement (3U2GGH000372) between Epicentre and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Support was provided to BMB by the National Research Foundation, South Africa, through the Research Career Advancement Fellowship. ABMK is supported by a joint South Africa–U.S. Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research, National Institutes of Health grant (R01HD083343).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available on request to the HIV Incidence Provincial Surveillance System Steering Committee.

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