Adolescents in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) are key to achieving the global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. ESA is home to 1.74 million adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV), representing 60 per cent of this population globally.
The purpose of this study was to categorize and determine the extent of youth engagement in HIV prevention research in sub-Saharan Africa using a scoping review. The authors found limited youth engagement in youth HIV prevention intervention studies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Despite the progress made in the past 10 years, with a 46% decline in new HIV infections among young people (15–24 years), the world is still behind on achieving the targets set for young people.
The authors examine the effects of HIV-infection on school attendance in Zimbabwe using recent nationally representative data of 11,673 children aged 6–18 years. They employ a non-linear multivariate decomposition approach to examine how HIV affects gender gaps in school attendance.
Las uniones tempranas y el embarazo en adolescentes. Desafíos y compromisos con la salud sexual y reproductiva de adolescentes.
This qualitative research provides an analysis of case studies of the lived experience of young people in the Maldives, affected by prevailing structural and socio-cultural barriers to access Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services and their experience of gender-based violen
El presente diagnóstico, elaborado a través de un acuerdo de colaboración entre la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) y el Programa Horizontes de UNESCO, tuvo como objetivo comprender e identificar la violencia de género hacia las mujeres y el embarazo adolescente
This report details the key challenges people living with HIV are facing. Not only do they have their own unique health concerns, but many of them are also amongst the most marginalised in our societies and as a result are being hit hard by the COVID-19 related restrictions.
This study looks at the drivers of unintended pregnancy, HIV and violence among adolescents in Homa Bay County, Kenya. The study also looks at the economic, social, legal and associated challenges faced by adolescent girls around unintended pregnancies and HIV.
Adolescent and young mothers are a priority population for UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa, including those who are affected by HIV.