The Population Council, in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and CSK Research Solutions Ltd., conducted implementation science research in two research sites in Tanzania to identify key considerations for introducing oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). The NACP and members of the study’s research utilization committee recognized the importance of learning about parents’ and guardians’ attitudes and perceptions of PrEP use by their adolescent and young adult daughters and peers to inform the PrEP implementation process in Tanzania. Moreover, existing research in Tanzania finds that parents communicate with their children about sexual and reproductive health and that communication with parents and other family members affects young people’s engagement in sexual behavior. This brief presents results from focus group discussions with female and male parents/guardians of AGYW. Results focus on themes that were common across study sites and parents/guardians.
Population Council. 2017. "Parents' and guardians' perceptions of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis introduction in Tanzania: Findings from implementation science research," DREAMS Tanzania Results Brief 4. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative