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Research outputs: SOCIAL SUPPORT

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2021 What does social support sound like?: challenges and opportunities for using passive episodic audio collection to assess the social environment

In qualitative interviews, mothers described a range of positive and negative social interactions and the sounds that accompanied these. Pot...

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2020 Towards effective linkages of young people to sexual and reproductive health and rights services and support in eastern and southern Africa: perspectives from civil society

Despite recent increases in scholarly and donor interest in interventions addressing adolescent SRHR in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), t...

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2017 HIV-risk behaviors and social support among men and women attending alcohol-serving venues in South Africa: implications for HIV prevention

Alcohol use is associated with increased HIV-risk behaviors, including unprotected sex and number of sex partners. Alcohol-serving venues ca...