Year Published: 2010

Authors: Rachel K Jewkes, Kristin Dunkle, Mzikazi Nduna and Nwabisa Shai

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Suggested Citation: Jewkes RK, Dunkle K, Nduna M & Shai N (2010) Intimate partner violence, relationship ower inequity, and incidence of HIV infection in young women in South Africa: a cohort study. The Lancet 376(9734): 41-48.


Cross-sectional studies have shown that intimate partner violence and gender inequity in relationships are associated with increased prevalence of HIV in women. Yet temporal sequence and causality have been questioned, and few HIV prevention programmes address these issues. We assessed whether intimate partner violence and relationship power inequity increase risk of incident HIV infection in South African women.