Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) study: Mapping and Characterization of Male Sex Partners (MSPs) of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

STATUS: Current
PROJECT LEADER:Mthembu, JC (Dr Jacque)
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS: Jacobs, NPP (Mr Nico), Chikovore, J (Dr Jeremiah), Mohlabane, N (Ms Neo), Naidoo, I (Dr Inbarani), Naidoo, Y (Dr Dhee), Lukhele, PP (Miss ), Ngoaile, FM (Miss Faith), Mbiza, SV (Miss Siyasanga), Mabaso, MLH (Dr Musa)
DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBLE: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)

Abstract

Study aim The aim of this study is to map men???s sexual behaviours from the perspective of their female sex partners. We aim to ascertain whether and how men???s sexual behaviours impact their young women sex partners??? vulnerability to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Methodology The key question that the study hopes to address is to characterize male sex partners from the perspective of adolescent girls and young women. The study will employ a mixed methods approach using a Behaviour Monitoring Survey (BMS) instrument and focus group discussions (FGDs) among the target population.