Factors associated with HIV infection in adolescent females in Zimbabwe.

  title={Factors associated with HIV infection in adolescent females in Zimbabwe.},
  author={Loretta E. Gavin and Christine Galavotti and Hazel M. B. Dube and Ad McNaghten and Munyaradzi Murwirwa and Rizwana Khan and Michael E. St. Louis},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={39 4},
PURPOSE To identify factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among adolescent females in Zimbabwe and appropriate prevention strategies for this vulnerable population. METHODS A total of 1807 females aged 15-19 years completed a questionnaire and provided a blood sample for HIV testing as part of a nationally representative survey. Associations between HIV infection and factors operating at the individual, household, partner and community levels, as well as sexual… CONTINUE READING