Combination prevention package of interventions for reducing vulnerability to HIV among adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria: An action research

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Combination prevention package of interventions for reducing vulnerability to HIV among adolescent girls and young women in Nigeria: An action research

Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Nigeria are especially at risk of HIV in Nigeria. In this article, action research was conducted to develop and implement actionable HIV prevention intervention models that address AGYW’s vulnerabilities to HIV in three Nigerian States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

The results presented five categories of interventions which were collaboratively developed namely: Parental communication; Peer to peer interventions; Facilitator-led interventions; Non-traditional outlets for condoms, and Social media-based interventions.

The authors concluded stating that the interventions developed through participatory approaches with young people and well-tailored to local realities can improve the acceptability and accessibility of programs that are able to reduce the risk of HIV infection among AGYW.