Important contributors to adolescent girls' and young women's (AGYWs') vulnerability to HIV are the power differentials in their sexual relationships with male partners. Therefore, engaging male partners of AGYWs is important in reducing HIV incidence among these women. Project SOAR, in collaboration with the Center of Reproductive Health at the University of Malawi College of Medicine, conducted qualitative research in the districts of Zomba and Machinga in Malawi to: 1) identify and locate the types of men who have sexual relationships with AGYW; 2) understand the challenges to and facilitators of accessing HIV services among AGYWs’ male partners; and 3) identify strategies to reach and engage male partners of AGYW in HIV services. This brief summarizes the findings from the qualitative research and offers recommendations to achieve these goals.
Project SOAR. 2018. "Engaging male partners of adolescent girls and young women in HIV services in Malawi: Findings from DREAMS implementation science research," Project SOAR Results Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR); Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative