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HIV-positive adolescents in Kenya : access to sexual and reproductive health services

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Abstract: In Kenya as elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, programs to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents aged 10-19 years who are living with HIV are lacking. Moreover, there are no systematic studies that identify these needs in order to inform programming for this subset of the population. This report is based on findings from a study that assessed the sexual and reproductive health needs of HIV-positive adolescent boys and girls aged 15-19 years in Kenya in order to identify and develop interventions that integrate these needs into the existing HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support programmes in the country. The study was conducted in Nairobi and Nyanza provinces between September and November 2009 by Plan International- Kenya, and the Royal Tropical Institute- Netherlands through funding from Plan International- Netherlands, the Royal Tropical Institute, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This report documents the gaps in the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services to HIV-positive adolescents in the country and outlines some of the programmatic implications of the findings.
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Authors: Obare, F. , Kwaak, A. van der , Adieri, B. , Owuor, D. , Okoth, S. , Musyoki, S. , Muga, E. , Birungi, H.
Series Title: Bulletin : Development Policy & Practice
Country: Kenya
Category: Research
Editor: Obare, F.
ISBN: 978-94-6022-129-3
Serial number: 393
ISSN: 0922-7911
Keywords: disease prevention and control , HIV and AIDS , reproductive health , youth
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 53
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT publishers
Year: 2010
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2010 KIT This is an open-access publication distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: HIV-positive adolescents in Kenya : access to sexual and reproductive health services