As part of the DREAMS Initiative, the Population Council is conducting implementation research in Zambia to build needed evidence to inform decision-making around effective implementation of community-based, girl-centred interventions and to assess their effectiveness in reducing HIV vulnerability among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)—a population in which AIDS is the leading cause of death in the region. This results brief summarizes key findings from a cross-sectional survey of 1,915 AGYW, half of whom were 15–19 years old and the other half 20–24 years old, residing in urban districts of Lusaka and Ndola.
Population Council. 2020. "What are adolescent girls' and young women's pregnancy experiences, fertility desires, and HIV-related risk behaviors? Findings from DREAMS implementation science research in Zambia," DREAMS Results Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Reducing HIV Risk among Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Implementation Science around the DREAMS Initiative