Category: Ongoing Research

TU’WASHINDI NA PrEP STUDY Short Title: Tu’Washindi na PrEP: Adolescent girls in Kenya taking control of their health
Study title: Targeted interventions to address the multi-level effects of gender-based violence on PrEP uptake and adherence among adolescent girls and young women in Siaya County, Kenya.
Collaboration: Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) in collaboration with RTI international.
Coverage: Siaya County
Funding: National Institute of Mental Health
Overall goal: To understand the multiple ways in which gender-based violence impacts the effective use of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Siaya County, Kenya, and to develop and pilot test and intervention to increase PrEP uptake and adherence in AGYW who experience GBV.
Study Aims: To characterize patterns of PrEP uptake and adherence among young GBV survivors, develop an intervention that addresses multi-level GBV-related barriers to PrEP use among AGYW and then implement and assess the feasibility, safety, and preliminary effects of the resulting intervention.
Study design: mixed-methods for formative research (Aim 1) and cluster randomized-controlled trial (Aim 2)
Target Population:
AGYW ages 15-24 enrolled in the DREAMS Initiative in Siaya County and their service providers.
Study period: 2017-2020
Current Activities: Analysis and manuscript writing