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This project is part of the EDCTP2 programme supported by the European Union (grant number CSA2018HS-2525).


Universally accessible HIV Prevention Technologies for African girls and young women through Knowledge applied from behavioral Economics (UPTAKE) represents a unique multidisciplinary collaboration of five leading research institutions in both Africa and Europe.


Running from 2020-2022, UPTAKE seeks to accelerate access and facilitate adherence to effective and innovative long-acting (LA) technologies to prevent HIV and unintended pregnancy in adolescent girls, young women, and female sex workers in sub-Saharan Africa through behavioural science.



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Young women perform during a celebration in Burundi. Photo credits: East Afriacan Health Research Commission (EAHRC).

Empowering choice in HIV prevention technologies through behavioural science