Understanding HIV risks among adolescent girls and young women in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya: Lessons for DREAMS

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Zirba, A, Orindi, B, Muuo, S, Floyd, S, Birdthistle, IJ, Mumah, J, Osindo, J, Njoroge, P and Kabiru, CW. 2018. Understanding HIV risks among adolescent girls and young women in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya: Lessons for DREAMS. [Online]. Figshare. Available from: - https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197479

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High incidence of HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) has been attributed to the numerous and often layered vulnerabilities that they encounter including violence against women, unfavourable power relations that are worsened by age-disparate sexual relations, and limited access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. For AGYW living in urban informal settlements (slums), these vulnerabilities are compounded by pervasive poverty, fragmented social networks, and limited access to social services including health and education. In this paper, we assess sexual risk behaviours and their correlates among AGYW in two slum settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, prior to the implementation of interventions under the Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS-free Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) Partnership.

Published in a 3rd party system Date: 31 May 2018
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Data Creators(s): Zirba, A, Orindi, B, Muuo, S, Floyd, S, Birdthistle, IJ, Mumah, J, Osindo, J, Njoroge, P and Kabiru, CW
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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