Things less spoken: HIV research with adolescent boys and young men Implications for theory, policy and practice

SOURCE: Preventing HIV among young people in southern and eastern Africa: emerging evidence and intervention strategies
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Gittings, R.Hodes, C.J.Colvin, N.Zungu
SOURCE EDITOR(S): K.Govender, N.K.Poku
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENTS, BOYS, HIV/AIDS, PREVENTION
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11687
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15660
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15660

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Abstract

There is an increasing acknowledgement that men and boys must be better engaged in HIV prevention and treatment initiatives. Improving men's access to prevention and treatment services would result in a 'triple dividend', benefitting boys and men themselves, their sexual partners and their families. Although girls and women are biologically and socially more vulnerable to acquiring HIV, men access HIV prevention and treatment services less and at a later stage of disease progression and are more likely to die whilst on ART than women.