Findings from Samvedana Plus: A multi-level intervention to increase condom use and reduce violence among sex workers in Karnataka

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Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 31 January, 10am GMT.

Age-disparate sex and HIV risk in Tanzania and Uganda

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Join us for a free webinar on Thursday 14th March, 11am GMT

The EMPOWER study: an evaluation of a combination HIV intervention that includes oral PReP for adolescent girls and young women in South Africa and Tanzania (findings from Tanzania)

This brief reports on the findings from the EMPOWER study in Tanzania. The study, which was also conducted in South Africa, aimed to assess the feasibility, acceptability and safety of offering oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of a combination HIV prevention package addressing gender-based violence (GBV) and stigma in adolescent girls and young women.

The impact of empowerment clubs, incorporating a four- session empowerment curriculum, on retention in care and adherence to PrEP, was also assessed.

The Health Stigma and Discrimination Framework: a global, crosscutting framework to inform research, intervention development, and policy on health-related stigmas

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Stigma is a well-documented barrier to health seeking behaviour, engagement in care and adherence to treatment across a range of health conditions globally. In order to halt the stigmatization process and mitigate the harmful consequences of health-related stigma, it is critical to have an explicit theoretical framework to guide intervention development, measurement, research, and policy. 

Findings from Samvedana Plus: A multi-level intervention to increase condom use and reduce violence among sex workers in Karnataka

Little attention has been given to the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the lives of sex workers. Samvedana Plus is a multi-level intervention working with female sex workers, their intimate partners and communities to reduce IPV and increase condom use within intimate relationships of sex workers in Northern Karnataka, India.

A writer blogs about meeting devadasi sex workers

 

Friendships Among Young South African Women, Sexual Behaviours and Connections to Sexual Partners

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Friends could be influential on young women’s sexual health via influences on sexual behaviours and as connections to sexual partners, but are understudied in sub-Saharan Africa.

The STRIVE Session at AIDS2018: summary report

What works to tackle the structural drivers of HIV? How can this evidence inform policy-making and programme implementation? 

New short course on Researching Gender-Based Violence

 

The Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will again offer a short course: Researching Gender Based Violence: Methods and Meaning from 18th-22nd February 2019.

MITU Symposium on Adolescent Health in Africa

 

In November 2018, STRIVE partner MITU (Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit) held a highly successful scientific symposium in Mwanza city, Tanzania, on ‘Health of Adolescents and Young people in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and solutions'. The symposium was part of celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of MITU, which emerged from a long-term partnership between the Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research and LSHTM.

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