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Increasing adoption of and adherence to effective HIV prevention among high-risk adolescent girls and young women
Posted: Sep 19, 2018
Category: Women and girls Health

Increasing adoption of and adherence to effective HIV prevention among high-risk adolescent girls and young women

Qualitative Research Findings – August 2018

A brief update on the work being done by the Breaking the Cycle study to better understand and reach young people in South Africa with HIV testing, prevention and treatment. The presentation that you can download below, provides further insights on the following topics:

Prevention from an AGYW Perspective

  • AGYW view HIV prevention in the context of broader sexual health and relationship management goals, not as a separate journey or priority.
  • Messages associated with test and treat frame prevention as reactive.
  • Effective HIV treatment could reduce perceived importance of HIV prevention.
  • Preferences for prevention methods are not static.

Risk, Reward and Self-Control

  • AGYW process risk and rewards as feelings, not cognitive assessments.
  • Risk comes in transitory blips. Rewards of high-risk behaviour are ongoing.
  • A negative HIV test result can reinforce high-risk behaviour by sending the message that the current approach is working.
  • Prevention messaging needs to maintain a risk-reward balance.
  • Early and continuous engagement is required to strengthen self-control among AGYW, including the ability to cope with downsides of different methods.

Influencers

  • Negative views of AGYW and lack of empathy inhibit the effectiveness of positively-intentioned influencers.
  • The desire among AGYW for a feeling of safety can be leveraged by protectors to help AGYW forward or hold them back from healthy sexual practices.
  • A social support network to enable prevention practices is critical but often missing.
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She knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming
Posted: Apr 20, 2018
Category: Health and rights

She knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming

With the support of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the International Rescue Committee piloted a new approach to increase access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care for adolescents in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. The report “She knows best: Engaging girls in adolescent programming” highlights the strategy developed to address foundational facility and community-level barriers that prevent adolescents from accessing and receiving quality SRH services.

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Baseline youth survey report – Improving youth-friendly health services in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Posted: Nov 30, 2017
Category: Youth development

Baseline youth survey report – Improving youth-friendly health services in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

A summary of findings and recommendations from the youth survey conducted in Nyandeni and Umzimvubu Sub-districts in the Eastern Cape Province.

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Institutionalisation and Strengthening of Adolescent and Youth Health and Services in the Pre-and In-service Health-care Training Institutions of the Eastern Cape Province
Posted: Nov 30, 2017
Category: Youth development

Institutionalisation and Strengthening of Adolescent and Youth Health and Services in the Pre-and In-service Health-care Training Institutions of the Eastern Cape Province

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