1st Edition

Preventing HIV Among Young People in Southern and Eastern Africa Emerging Evidence and Intervention Strategies

Edited By Kaymarlin Govender, Nana Poku Copyright 2021
    340 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    340 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides an overview of the current epidemiology of the HIV epidemic among young people in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and examines the efforts to confront and reduce the high level of new HIV infections amongst young people.

    Taking a multi-dimensional approach to prevention, the contributors discuss the many challenges facing these efforts, in view of the slow progress in curbing the incidence of HIV amongst young people, focusing particularly on the structural and social drivers of HIV. Through an examination of these issues, chapters in this book provide valuable insights on how to mitigate HIV risk among young people and what can be regarded as the catalysts to mounting credible policy and programmatic responses required to achieve epidemic control in the region. The contributors draw on examples from a range of primary and secondary data sources to illustrate promising practices and challenges in HIV prevention, demonstrating links between conceptual approaches to prevention and lessons learnt from implementation projects in the region.

    Bringing together social scientists and public health experts who are actively engaged in finding effective solutions, the book discusses ‘which interventions works’, ‘why they work’, and the limitations and gaps in our knowledge to curb the pandemic amongst young people. As such it is an important read for researchers focusing on HIV/AIDS and public health.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/10.4324/9780429462818 has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


    Govender, K. and Poku, N.K.

    Part 1

    1. Epidemiology of HIV Among Adolescents and Young People In Eastern And Southern Region

    Govender, K., Poku, N.K. and Armstrong, R.

    2. Conceptual pathways to HIV risk in Eastern and Southern Africa: An integrative perspective on the development of young people in contexts of social-structural vulnerability

    Cowden, R.G., Tucker, L. and Govender, K.

    3. Global and Regional Initiatives To Prevent HIV Among Adolescents And Youth: Fulfilling The Promise In Eastern And Southern Region

    Gabalnick, T., Igweta, R. and Ombinja, M.

    4.  The All In Assessments: Leveraging Data To Achieve Results For Adolescents In Southern And Eastern Africa

    Armstrong, A., Bains., A. Pinto, R., Porth, T. and Idele, P

    5.  Three Billboards to support legal ethical Legal Adolescent HIV prevention Research in East and Southern Africa

    Strode, A.E. and Slack, C.M.

    6.  Protecting The Vulnerable: Human and Health Security Beyond Citizenship

    Šehović, A.B.

    Part 2

    7. Addressing Structural Drivers of HIV Among Young in Eastern and Southern Africa: Evidence, Challenges and Recommendations for Advancing The Field

    Gafos, M., Beattie, T., Stoebenau K., Baron, D., Weiner, R.,Wamoyi. J., Letsela L., Hargreaves, J., Mshana, G., Kapiga, S., Stangl, A., Remme, M., Heise, L. and Seeley, J.

    8.  Young Key Populations In Southern Africa: An Analysis of The Social determinants of HIV Risk and Barrier to SRH services

    Freedman, J., Crankshaw, T., Aantjes, C., Armstrong,. R and Poku. N.K.

    9. Are Adolescents Boys and Young Men Being Left Behind? Missing Discourse and Missed Opportunities For Engagement In HIV Prevention In East and Southern Africa

    Mantell, J.E., Hoffman, S., Low, A and Kelvin. E.A.

    10. Things Less Spoken: HIV research with Adolescent boys and young men - Implications for theory, policy and practice

    Gittings, L., Hodes, R., Colvin, C and Zungu, N.

    11. Closing the gap in programming for adolescents living with HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa : The Role of Social Protection in Positive Prevention

    Zungu, N., Toska, E., Gittings, L and Hodes, R.

    12. Progress and Challenges with Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Whatdoes this mean for HIV prevention research in ESA.

    Machawira, P., Castle, C. and Herat, J.

    13. Using school-based early warning systems as a social and behavioral approach for HIV prevention among adolescent girls: A case study from Uganda

    DeSoto, J., Ekpo, G., Laura Lulua, R., Cherian, D., Benson, S. and Belsan, A.


    Govender, K. and Poku N.K.


    Kaymarlin Govender is the Research Director at the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

    Nana K. Poku is the Executive Director at the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.