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- Venkatesh K, van der Straten A, Cheng H, Montgomery E, Lurie M, Chipato T, et al. The relative contribution of viral and bacterial sexually transmitted infections on HIV acquisition in southern African women in the Methods for Improving Reproductive Health in Africa study. Int J STD AIDS. 2011;22:218-24 pubmed publisher..5-5.8). Women's greatest risk factors for HIV acquisition were incident bacterial and viral STIs. Women-centred interventions aimed at decreasing HIV incidence in young African women need to address these common co-morbid conditions...
- Venkatesh K, Cu Uvin S. Assessing the relationship between cervical ectopy and HIV susceptibility: implications for HIV prevention in women. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2013;69 Suppl 1:68-73 pubmed publisher..The reasons for these divergent results still remain to be fully elucidated. Understanding biological factors that affect HIV susceptibility provide opportunities to identify prevention strategies to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition. ..