Storify: Young People, Alcohol Advertising and Sexual Risk

Living and dying to be counted: What we know about the epidemiology of the global adolescent HIV epidemic

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With increasing survival of vertically HIV-infected children and ongoing new horizontal HIV infections, the population of adolescents (age 10–19 years) living with HIV is increasing. This review aims to describe the epidemiology of the adolescent HIV epidemic and the ability of national monitoring systems to measure outcomes in HIV-infected adolescents through the adolescent transition to adulthood.

Transactional sex and HIV risk among young women in rural South Africa

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Ethanol Concentration of Traditional Alcoholic Beverages in Northern Tanzania

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In sub-Saharan Africa, the annual consumption of pure alcohol has been estimated to range from 4.9 L to 7.1 L per capita, although intake is likely to be significantly higher because of the unrecorded consumption of traditionally produced beverages (WHO, 2014). Few studies from sub-Saharan Africa have investigated the alcohol concentration of typical traditional brews, leading to substantial uncertainty of the estimated per capita consumption of unrecorded locally brewed alcohol. 

Photovoice: Pushing the boundaries of participatory research - Gerry Mshana

Why use photovoice as a research methodology? This Learning Lab presents experiences and findings from two studies in Tanzania, detailing successes and challenges of this approach.

Identifying gaps in HIV service delivery across the diagnosis-to-treatment cascade: findings from health facility surveys in six sub-Saharan countries

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Despite the rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART), challenges remain in ensuring timely access to care and treatment for people living with HIV. As part of a multi-country study to investigate HIV mortality, teams conducted health facility surveys within 10 health and demographic surveillance system sites across six countries in Eastern and Southern Africa to investigate clinic-level factors influencing:

"Not Taking it Will Just be Like a Sin": Young People Living with HIV and the Stigmatization of Less-Than-Perfect Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy

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More than seven million young people are living with HIV worldwide, most of whom have acquired HIV through vertical transmission. Global HIV treatment coverage with antiretroviral therapy (ART) currently reaches about 23% of children and adolescents who need it. Yet young people who do have access to care face a host of complex challenges. Recognising the interplay of social and relational factors that characterise youth in the epidemic more broadly is key to understanding what adherence and non-adherence may look like, day-to-day, for young people living with HIV and on ART.

Regional, gender and social disparities in secondary school attainment in Karnataka, South India

Achieving a higher level of education has a positive impact on an individual's productivity, income and employment, which in turn enhances quality of life. Karnataka State has been a pioneer in India in implementing initiatives to improve the education levels of its young citizens. The state currently has one of the most widespread networks of elementary, as well as secondary schools in the country. Yet, the state continues to remain somewhere in the middle in education and other development indicators in comparison to other states in the country.

STRIVE research feeds into Tanzania action plan on violence

The Ministry of Health organised a meeting in Mwanza, Tanzania on 27 and 28 March 2017 to discuss the National Plan of Action (NPA) for Violence against Women and Children and to gather experiences from regional experts in Tanzania. 

UN Task Team on Social Protection and HIV

At the end of April in Geneva, the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted the annual meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Team on Social Protection and HIV. The group is co-convened by UNICEF and the World Bank, with UNAIDS as the secretariat. The IATT brings together members from UN agencies, civil society, donors, senior government members and academia, in order to share evidence, tools and guidance for joint action.