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Factors associated with risky sexual behaviour among HIV+ adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Shinyanga region

Author/Presenter: Felix Muchira1

Co Author: Dr. RN Mpembeni2

1 Program Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation, AGPAHI

2 Lecturer, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences


A Previous study reported that 37% of HIV+ AGYW are sexually active, 17% have multiple sexual partners (MSP), 62.5% used condoms (Mhalu et al, 2013) thus risking exposure to STIs, unplanned pregnancies, increased HIV infections to uninfected partners and newborns. Shinyanga Region has a HIV prevalence of 7% with insufficient information on factors associated with risky sexual behaviours among HIV+ AGYW.

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