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Adolescent Portfolio

EHPSA is supporting significant research studies on adolescent HIV prevention. Three of our four studies are in their final stages and have already released early findings at international conferences and in academic journals.

Research studies

  • Mzantsi Wakho: A longitudinal study on adolescent health in the context of HIV, Eastern Cape, South Africa. This study is led by the AIDS and Society Research Unit, University of Cape Town (UCT) in partnership with University of Oxford. More…
  • GIRL POWER: Operational research on combination prevention packages for adolescent girls in Malawi and South Africa. This study is led by the Lilongwe Medical Relief Fund Trust in partnership with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, UCT. More…
  • P-ART-Y: Uptake and acceptability of a combination prevention package among young people in Zambia and South Africa (embedded in HPTN 071). This study is led by ZambART, Lusaka, in partnership with Desmond Tutu TB Centre, University of Stellenbosch. More…
  • EMPOWER: Operational research on combination prevention packages for young women in South Africa and Tanzania, including screening for gender based violence and pre-exposure prohylaxis (PrEP). This study is led by Wits Reproductive Health Research Institute (Wits RHI) in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). More…

Critical Reviews

  • Adolescent HIV Prevention: A critical review of social and behaviour change communication in an era of combination prevention. A discussion paper by Mannion Daniels.
  • Adolescents and HIV: Definitions and disaggregation. A discussion paper by Mannion Daniels.
    • EHPSA Evidence Brief: Adolescents and HIV: Defining Adolescence (2pp). Read…
    • EHPSA Evidence Brief: Adolescents and HIV: Age Disaggregation (2pp). Read…
    • Full report (45pp). Read…
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