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Integrating PrEP into Comprehensive Services for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

AGYW in South Africa (aged between 15 and 24 years) have the highest HIV incidence, with young women in their early 20s having a four-fold burden compared to their male peers: approximately 1,745 new HIV infections occur in this cohort every week, and one third of teenage girls become pregnant before the age of 20.

The project leverages off She Conquers and focuses on effective coordination and collaboration across the different channels (households/community structures, schools, technical and vocational education training (TVETs), public health facilities, and outreach services) informed by mapping of partners and services in the selected sub-districts.

Increase accessibility of PrEP for eligible adolescent population in the project implementation areas Identify and develop effective delivery model and appropriate use of PrEP among adolescents is demonstrated Provide evidence on the use of PrEP in adolescents is generated and disseminated

Primary Objectives

  • Increase accessibility of PrEP for eligible adolescent population in the project implementation areas
  • Identify and develop effective delivery model and appropriate use of PrEP among adolescents is demonstrated
  • Provide evidence on the use of PrEP in adolescents is generated and disseminated Study Population
  • Collaborate with learners, schools, communities (including parents), clients receiving PrEP, and health care clinics (health care providers) across 8 sites in South Africa.

Investigators

  • Prof Saiqa Mullick, Principal Investigator
  • Ms. Vusile Butler, Co-Investigator
  • Ms. Letitia Greener, Co-investigator

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April 2024

For more about Integrating PrEP into Comprehensive Services for Adolescent Girls and Young Women please email rhicomms@wrhi.ac.za

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