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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 to 2023, 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