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dc.contributor.authorMatovu, Joseph K. B.
dc.contributor.authorBukenya, Justine N.
dc.contributor.authorKasozi, Dickson
dc.contributor.authorKisaka, Stephens
dc.contributor.authorKisa, Rose
dc.contributor.authorNyabigambo, Agnes
dc.contributor.authorTugume, Abdulaziz
dc.contributor.authorBwanika, John B.
dc.contributor.authorMugenyi, Levicatus
dc.contributor.authorMurungi, Irene
dc.contributor.authorSerwadda, David
dc.contributor.authorWanyenze, Rhoda K.
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-21T09:10:30Z
dc.date.available2022-03-21T09:10:30Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationMatovu JKB, Bukenya JN, Kasozi D, Kisaka S, Kisa R, Nyabigambo A, et al. (2021) Sexual-risk behaviours and HIV and syphilis prevalence among in- and out-of-school adolescent girls and young women in Uganda: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE 16(9): e0257321. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0257321en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0257321
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2861
dc.description.abstractAdolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We assessed sexual-risk behaviours and HIV and syphilis prevalence among AGYW in Uganda to inform the design of target-specific risk-reduction interventions. Methods This analysis utilizes data from 8,236 AGYW aged 10–24 years, collected in 20 districts, between July and August 2018. AGYW engaged in sexual-risk behaviour if they: a) reported a history of STIs; or b) had their sexual debut before age 15; or c) engaged in sex with 2+ partners in the past 12 months; or c) did not use or used condoms inconsistently with their most recent partners. We diagnosed HIV using DetermineTM HIV-1/2, Stat-PakTM HIV-1/2 and SD Bioline. We used SD Bioline Syphilis test kits to diagnose syphilis and Treponema Pallidum Hemagglutination Assay for confirmatory syphilis testing. Comparison of proportions was done using Chi-square (χ2) tests. Data were analysed using STATA (version 14.1). Results Of 4,488 AGYW (54.5%) that had ever had sex, 12.9% (n = 581) had their sexual debut before age 15; 19.1% (n = 858) reported a history of STIs. Of those that had ever had sex, 79.6% (n = 3,573) had sex in the 12 months preceding the survey; 75.6% (n = 2,707) with one (1) and 24.2% (n = 866) with 2+ partners. Condom use with the most recent sexual partner was low, with only 20.4% (n = 728) reporting consistent condom use while 79.6% (n = 2,842) reported inconsistent or no condom use. In-school AGYW were significantly less likely to have ever had sex (35.6% vs. 73.6%, P<0.001), to have had sexual debut before age 15 (7.7% vs. 15.5%, P<0.001) or to engage in sex with 2+ partners (5.3% vs. 15.8%,en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPLoS ONEen_US
dc.subjectSexual-risk behavioursen_US
dc.subjectHIV and syphilis prevalence among AGYW in Ugandaen_US
dc.titleSexual-risk behaviours and HIV and syphilis prevalence among in- and out-of-school adolescent girls and young women in Uganda: A cross-sectional studyen_US
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