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Building HIV-positive and HIV-negative pregnant adolescent and young mothers’ knowledge, skills, resilience, and problem-solving abilities through a home visiting program using a novel case management approach poster


Adolescents (10 to 19 years) continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, with girls up to 14 times more likely to be infected with HIV than their male counterparts. One in five adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa become pregnant by age 18 (and face high levels of unintended pregnancy as a result of sexual violence). These girls (especially in high HIV-prevalence settings) face parallel risks of pregnancy and HIV acquisition—and of vertical HIV transmission for their infants. Whether HIV-positive, pregnant, and/or a new mother, adolescent girls and young women experience a host of barriers in their efforts to access and stay in health services. Addressing these structural barriers must be a key component of programming. This poster detail's JSI's work under AIDS-Free to protect adolescent girls and young women from HIV transmission in Kenya.

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