Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJSRHC-3-114

    Determinants of HIV Prevention amongst Adolescents in Zimbabwe: The Case of Dzivarasekwa, Harare

    Norman Makunika* and Lianora Manyange

    The utilization of Sexual and Reproductive Health by adolescents is determined by a myriad of factors. This research conducted between August 2017 and May 2018 analyzes the determinants of HIV prevention amongst adolescents in Zimbabwe. Qualitative and qualitative research methods were triangulated. A total of 200 questionnaires were administered to adolescents aged 15-19 years to collect quantitative data. The study conducted Focus group discussions and Key informant interviews to solicit qualitative data. The findings showed that, a significant number of adolescents were engaging in sexual activities. Adolescents were aware of most of HIV prevention methods: however their knowledge was not being translated into utilization of these methods. This was influenced by a lot of factors at individual, interpersonal, organization, community and national levelsLow uptake of prevention services was mainly attributed to high cost, low awareness, lack of proper knowledge about the benefits of the services. Recommendations were also offered to service on how HIV prevention services uptake can be improved amongst adolescents.


    Published on: Sep 15, 2020 Pages: 51-60

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijsrhc.000014
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