Photo ©Richard Lord, courtesy of the Population Council
AIDS is the leading cause of death among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa, where they have dramatically higher HIV prevalence than their male counterparts. Due to deeply ingrained, inequitable gender norms, girls’ and women’s access to health information, health and social services, and education is limited. Also, experiences of intimate partner violence increases their risk of HIV. These gendered barriers inhibit access to and retention in critical HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. SOAR is producing evidence to improve programming for adolescent girls and young women as well as inform efforts to identify and engage their male partners in HIV services.
- Capacity Strengthening for DREAMS-like Countries
- Characterizing the Unmet HIV Prevention Needs and HIV Risk Vulnerabilities of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Ethiopia
- Does Shifting Gender Norms on the Community Level Lead to Increased HIV Services Uptake?
- Evaluation of “One Community” in Malawi
- Evaluation of the PEPFAR/USAID Asibonisane Community Responses Program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- PrEP Modeling: Country application in Swaziland and Uganda
- Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women, and Their Partners Through the DREAMS Partnership in Malawi