The DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) partnership aims to significantly reduce new HIV infections in adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Malawi and other sub-Saharan African countries. To better understand the epidemiological context for the DREAMS programming, Project SOAR analyzed previously collected quantitative cohort data from the Population Council’s Malawi Schooling and Adolescent Study to identify the factors associated with the prevalence and incidence of HIV and the herpes simplex virus, commonly referred to as genital herpes. SOAR’s analysis provides a deeper understanding of the epidemiological and gendered context of the HIV epidemic in Malawi. This brief identifies key findings and recommendations for the project.
Mensch, Barbara and Erica Soler-Hampejsek. 2017. "Characteristics associated with HIV and HSV-2 among adolescents in Malawi," Project SOAR Results Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR)