This report contains information from a study implemented between August 2011 and July 2012 that sought to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based picture of the HIV-related issues facing young people across Africa, and the prevailing legal, policy, and programmatic responses. The study was designed to establish a basis for a sharper focus on youth within the response to HIV on the continent. Researchers conducted country-specific analytical reviews of the relevant literature on factors associated with HIV risk-taking and health-seeking behaviors among young people aged 15–24 in six countries across Africa—Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. In addition, qualitative and quantitative analyses enabled an evaluation of the similarities and differences among countries regarding factors associated with young people’s sexual risk behavior, HIV-related health-seeking behavior, and the extent of policy and programmatic involvement.
Ahonsi, Babatunde A. O. , Nahla G. Abdel-Tawab, Scott Geibel, Sam Kalibala, Jerry Okal, Babacar Mane, Nathi Sohaba, Julialynne Walker, and Eric P. Green. 2014. "HIV/AIDS vulnerabilities, discrimination, and service accessibility among Africa's youth: Insights from a multi-country study." Abuja: Population Council.
Addressing the HIV/AIDS Vulnerabilities and Stigma of Africa’s Youth