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The Lancet: HIV Prevention for Girls and Young Women Through the DREAMS Initiative

In the lead up to World AIDS Day, a new article in The Lancet discusses strategies to target HIV prevention to adolescent girls and young women.

The Council's Julie Pulerwitz discusses her research in understanding the complex issues facing adolescent girls and young women under DREAMS, a visionary, 10-country initiative to reduce the vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. 

“We are working on questions such as: what is the right package of services that will reduce HIV risk among AGYW? How do we keep girls in school, which reduces their HIV risk? How do we identify the most vulnerable, such as young mothers, orphans, and those experiencing intimate partner violence, and provide safe spaces for them to talk freely about HIV prevention and access services?”

This work will help inform the best ways of reaching adolescent girls and young women in real world settings.  Read more at The Lancet.