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UPTAKE Newsletter May 2022: 2nd Edition

Since the first edition of the UPTAKE newsletter in October 2021, the study has continued to progress, including the completion of data collection for Stage 1, ongoing preparations for Stages 2, 3, and 4, and the long-awaited first in-person meeting for the consortium in Kampala, Uganda. Take two minutes to read issue 2 of the newsletter, for a roundup of updates and contributions from the team for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on 18 May. 

UPTAKE Newsletter October 2021: Inaugural Edition

October 11 marks International Day of the Girl and to mark this occasion we're pleased to bring you the inaugural UPTAKE newsletter. It's been a busy year since the study began last November, including obtaining approval of the study protocol by all the IRBs, completion of community engagement and identification of sites, and development of the UPTAKE website. In-depth interviews for Stage 1 are now underway in Kenya and Uganda with adolescent girls and young women, female sex workers, health care providers, and policymakers. We are also proud to welcome four postgraduate students (two PhD and two MSc candidates) who are working under the project at KAVI-ICR and MUL under the academic leadership of LSHTM. Thank you to everyone in the consortium for your hard work so far in pursuit of our mission to empower choice in HIV prevention technologies for women and girls in Africa.

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