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Development of a digital intervention to address stigma among pregnant unmarried adolescents living with HIV

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Funding Fogarty Program

Stigma HIV/AIDS

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Development of a digital intervention to address stigma among pregnant unmarried adolescents living with HIV

Principal Institution

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Luseno, Winfred K

Project Contact Information

Email: wluseno@pire.org

Year(s) Awarded

2021–2023

Country

Kenya

NIH Partners

NICHD

Project Description

This study will develop a digital intervention for pregnant unmarried adolescents living with HIV in Kenya and identify acceptable approaches to involve their caregiving family members. The goal of the digital intervention is to improve stigma awareness, disclosure of HIV and pregnancy, and social support to enhance adolescents’ use of services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT). The study will involve end users as partners in the development of a culturally-acceptable, feasible and effective digital intervention to mitigate the harmful effects of stigma and enhance engagement in PMTCT services, thereby promoting the health of a vulnerable population of young mothers and their babies.

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