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Kyeremeh Atuahene, PhD

Training Years: 2017-2018

Training Site: University of Ghana

Country: Ghana

Mentor: Kofi Kondwani, PhD; Amos Laar, PhD

Title: Reproductive Health Needs and HIV/STI in Adolescent Females Involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolises

Project Objectives: To identify the reproductive health needs and describe the sexual health outcomes (prevalence of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and induced abortion) among female adolescents involved in commercial sexual exploitation

Aim 1: Assess the reproductive health needs of female adolescents involved in commercial sexual exploitation.

Aim 2: Describe the use of HIV prevention and treatment services by the study population

Aim 3: Estimate the prevalence of HIV, Syphilis and Neisseria gonorrhea among female adolescents involved in commercial sexual exploitation.

Aim 4: Assess behavioural risks and their association with HIV syphilis and Neisseria gonorrhea infections

NIH Support:  Fogarty scholars doctoral training award

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