The overall objective of this study is to provide an evidence-based description and interpretation of the HIV-related risks and vulnerabilities faced by different subgroups of youth in Egypt. The report is part of a six-country study that was conducted by the Population Council in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. The study examines social, economic, cultural, and legal factors that may contribute to youth’s increased vulnerability to HIV and documents the situation of the policy and programmatic responses. The study identified poverty, unemployment, delayed marriage, and gender inequality as examples of factors that increase young people’s risk-taking behavior and hence vulnerability to HIV. The report concludes with a number of policy recommendations to help confront challenges due to dwindling funds, conservative social norms, discriminating laws and policies, under-utilization of services, and lack of coordination among various stakeholders.
Abdel-Tawab, Nahla G., Doaa Oraby, Sally Saher, and Sarah Ismail. 2016. "Understanding HIV-related vulnerabilities and stigma among Egyptian youth." Cairo: Population Council.