"My mother told me that I should not": a qualitative study exploring the restrictions placed on adolescent girls living with HIV in Zambia

Mackworth-Young CR, Bond V, Wringe A, Konayuma K, Clay S, Chiiya C, Chonta M, Sievwright K, Stangl AL

Adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by HIV due to a range of social and structural factors. As they transition to adulthood, they are recipients of increasing blame for HIV infection and 'improper' sex, as well as increasing scrutiny, restrictions and surveillance. This study used a qualitative and participatory approach to explore the messaging and restrictions imposed on adolescent girls living with HIV in Zambia.

March 9, 2018
Year of publication
2017
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
adolescents, Zambia, adherence, adolescent girls, adolescents living with HIV, disclosure, sexual relationships, social support, stigma, young women

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