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HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research

Whilst work on HIV continues and evaluations and country statistics are showing some successes, there continues to be every reason to focus on young people in the mix of targeted concerns. This theme is carried forward by the HIV/AIDS, Young People, Research site here: www.comminit.com/hivaids-youngpeople/category/sites/global/hivaids-young-people-research/

Its particular effort to gather in research-based information on this age group is evident in summaries like: 1) Developing a Text Messaging Risk Reduction Intervention for Methamphetamine-Using MSM: Research Note http://www.comminit.com/hivaids-youngpeople/content/developing-text-messaging-risk-reduction-intervention-methamphetamine-using-msm-research The aim of this study was to conduct formative work to develop a text messaging intervention to reduce methamphetamine use and high-risk sexual behaviours among out-of-treatment men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who use methamphetamine experience high risks for HIV infection.

2) Most-at-risk Populations: Unveiling New Evidence for Accelerating Programming http://www.comminit.com/hivaids-youngpeople/content/most-risk-populations-unveiling-new-evidence-accelerating-programming This 30-page publication shares reports from a series of studies undertaken among most-at-risk populations (MARPs) in Kenya between 2009 and 2011. According to the publication, the need for effective interventions among MARPs is increasingly recognised in Kenya’s national HIV response. Even though Kenya's HIV prevalence in the general...

3) Living Situation Affects Adherence to Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Adolescents in Rwanda http://www.comminit.com/hivaids-youngpeople/content/living-situation-affects-adherence-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-hiv-infected-adole Researchers sought to address the problem of adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) among HIV-infected adolescents in Rwanda, a demographic group for whom adherence is challenging in spite of its importance for survival and quality of life. The study used multiple data sources of a participatory nature to gain a better...

Please do add research titles to this network site that have informed and supported your work with HIV and young people.

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I would also recommend this

I would also recommend this practical piece on formative research

Using a Formative Research Rapid Assessment Method to Support the Development of a HIV/AIDS Antiretroviral Therapy Communication Campaign in Kenya Published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, this article describes the process and results of a study designed to identify specific audiences for an ART communication/social marketing campaign and gauge the attitudes and opinions of this audience segment in relation to ART. http://www.comminit.com/hiv-aids/content/using-formative-research-rapid-assessment-method-support-development-hivaids-antiretrovi

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