The relationship between poverty and HIV is complex, but the evidence of that relationship has been so strong that household economic strengthening (HES) interventions are considered core to OVC programming. Informal saving and lending groups, or savings groups (SGs), are among the most commonly implemented HES interventions in the PEPFAR programming portfolio–historically, they have targeted caregivers.
Inclusion of Adolescents in Clinical Trials for Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Review of Existing Registered Studies
Engaging men and boys in sexual and reproductive health, particularly family planning, can improve health outcomes for men, women, and children. Moreover, involving boys in AYSRH programming can have a positive effect into adulthood, promoting critical reflections on masculinity and gender equality as well as health prevention and seeking behaviors.
Worldwide, a large proportion of all new HIV infections occur in people under age 25. AIDS is currently the leading cause of death among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa and the second leading cause of death globally. AIDS-related deaths are declining in every age group except 10–19 years old.
What does Youth-Powered Healthcare mean to me?
Well, as a 41-year old white woman living in Washington, D.C it means that you probably should not be asking me.
At least, not first.
In the second instalment of our new series – Talking HIV – we hear from Jimmy and Favour from Malawi. Jimmy and Favour are both 19 and living with HIV. We hear them talk about what it’s really like being young and positive, their personal struggles and how they got through them.
Research priorities for adolescent health in low- and middle-income countries: A mixed-methods synthesis of two separate exercises
BACKGROUND: In order to clarify priorities and stimulate research in adolescent health in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted two priority-setting exercises based on the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) methodology related to 1) adolescent sexual and reproductive health and 2) eight areas of adolescent health including communicable diseases prevention and management, injuries and violence, mental health, non-communicable diseases management, nutrition, physical activity, substance use, and health poli