Vulnerable Girls and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature and Program Review

Source
USAID
Date of Publication
2008

This selective literature review was designed to assess how others define vulnerable girls, extract from published articles factors statistically associated with either the aforementioned proximate determinants of HIV infection or HIV-positive status amongst adolescent girls, draw attention to factors that have been associated with protecting vulnerable girls from contracting HIV, identify gaps in the literature regarding vulnerability to HIV among adolescent girls, learn from policy or programmatic interventions that have reduced vulnerable girls’ risk of HIV infection, and provide directions for future study.