Training Years: 2017-2018
Training Site: University of Ghana
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