Wangũi Machira, Y., Kuteesa, M., Gao, L., Muthike, W., Anzala, O., Omosa-Manyonyi, G., Gafos, M., Quaife, M, Neuman, M., Indravudh, P., Mayanja, Y., & Kamali, A. Behavioural Determinants of Uptake of Long-Acting HIV and Multi-Purpose Prevention Technologies among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Female Sex Workers in Kenya and Uganda. 10th EDCTP Forum. October 2021.
Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and female sex workers (FSW) in sub-Saharan Africa are vulnerable and susceptible to HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and unplanned pregnancies. End-user research that considers their needs, preferences and behaviour is critical to inform design, development, access to and uptake of long-acting HIV (LA-HIV) and multi-purpose prevention technologies (MPTs). Understanding health system and programmatic perspectives from healthcare providers (HCPs) and policymakers (PMs) is also critical towards product introduction.