Development of an Implementation Framework for Prevention and Control of HIV, TB and STIs among Adolescent Boys and Young Men in South Africa

Adolescent boys and young men face unique risks of their own concerning HIV and their broader health. Violence, poverty, and expectations associated with masculinity set the most vulnerable ABYM up for a host of risky behaviours in adulthood that not only increase their chances of acquiring HIV, but also of passing it on to their sexual partners. These ABYM are a “pre-high-risk group”, and it is strategic to reach them before they enter the high-risk stage. SANAC has tasked Health Focus to:

  • Review existing ABYM programmes and initiatives
  • Lead the development of an ABYM implementation framework
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Develop a reporting framework for the monitoring