Leah and her husband
When Amoin Agnès Akou learned she was HIV-positive, she worried—to the point of considering suicide—that people would find out. Even as she sought treatment, she kept her HIV status secret. Until recently. “My three grown-up children do not know I am HIV-positive,” she divulged during a health club meeting at the Centre de Santé Urbain
ECHO study results released June 13 show three common contraceptives used by women in southern and eastern Africa have no substantial effect on HIV risk.