community perceptions

Shedding light on a HIV blind spot: Factors associated with men's HIV testing in five African countries

Men's relatively low rates of HIV testing has been termed the 'HIV blind spot' and recently declared by UNAIDS as a top priority. This study uses data from five nationally representative Demographic and Health Surveys in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to explore factors associated with men's lifetime HIV testing.
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Botswana's Gender-Based Violence Referral System Project: Operations Research End Line Report

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Abby Cannon, Sarah Treves-Kagan, Meghan Cutherell, Jessica Fehringer, Helen Apps, Peggie Ramaphane, Shelah S. Bloom

This operations research study evaluated a pilot mobile phone-based referral system for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Botswana. Through a quasi-experimental design, researchers sought to improve understanding of the process and results of that country’s Gender-Based Violence Referral System Project. This report presents results and recommendations related to community perceptions of GBV, provider perceptions and processing of GBV cases, and the GBV referral system.

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