Characteristics Associated With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Networks Involving Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention Trials Network 068 Study

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 May;46(5):e46-e49. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000954.


We combined behavioral survey data from the human immunodeficiency virus (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.Supplemental digital content is available in the text.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Female
  • Geography
  • HIV / genetics*
  • HIV / physiology
  • HIV Infections / epidemiology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control
  • HIV Infections / transmission*
  • HIV Infections / virology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phylogeny
  • Schools
  • Sexual Partners*
  • Social Behavior*
  • South Africa / epidemiology
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult