Women in Africa beaten for safe sex
Some women in Africa have been beaten by their intimate partners for protecting themselves against HIV infection.
They also believe that physical abuse by their partners is normal. These are some of the findings of a study conducted by the Microbicides Trial Network announced at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference underway in the US city of Chicago.
The study, named ASPIRE, looked at whether a vaginal ring containing an anti-retroviral, dapivirine, is safe and effective in protecting women against HIV infection, when used for a month.
Thabile Mbhele reports from Chicago…