This Week in PLOS Medicine: HIV Self-Testing, Intimate Partner Femicide, Infectious Disease Surveillance, & More

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PLOS Medicine published four new articles this week on topics ranging from a research article on intimate partner femicide in South Africa to a commentary on the global disparities of pain management.

By systematically reviewing the literature, Nitika Pant Pai and colleagues assess the evidence base for HIV self-tests both with and without supervision.

Naeemah Abrahams and colleagues compare the incidence of female homicide in women aged over 14 years in South Africa in 1999 and 2009 and analyze the fatal violent attacks perpetrated by intimate partners.

Simon Hay and colleagues discuss the potential and challenges of producing continually updated infectious disease risk maps using diverse and large volume data sources such as social media.

Veronique Fraser and colleagues call for a concerted global effort to reduce global inequalities in untreated pain which must attend to the complexity of pain and promote multimodal, multidisciplinary pain management.

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