Dataset: Male partners of young women in Uganda: Understanding their relationships and use of HIV testing
Substantial concern exists about the high risk of sexually transmitted HIV to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW, ages 15–24) in Eastern and Southern Africa. Yet limited research has been conducted with AGYWs’ male sexual partners regarding their perspectives on relationships and strategies for mitigating HIV risk. This data set presents results from three regions in Uganda, where findings with partners of AGYW confirm earlier reports of multiple concurrent partnerships, and demonstrate substantial HIV testing. Yet they also unearth the degree to which these partnerships are fluid (switching between casual and/or more long-term partnerships), which complicates potential HIV-prevention strategies. Context-specific findings around these partnerships and risk are critical to further tailor HIV-prevention programs.
Gottert, Ann, Julie Pulerwitz, Anne Katahoire, Jerry Okal, Florence Ayebare, Nrupa Jani, Pamela Keilig, and Sanyukta Mathur. 2018. "Male partners of young women in Uganda: Understanding their relationships and use of HIV testing," https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/EOHQDA, Harvard Dataverse, V1.
Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative