Assessing the HIV-related health issues for AGYW requires various forms of data, not simply on HIV incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality. It requires gathering information on:
This information and evidence on the HIV epidemic amongst AGYW, including issues related to gender equality and other structural barriers, must be described in a national strategic plan, investment case, Global Fund funding request and/or other relevant strategy. Following from that, it must then be applied to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
Behavioural factors linked to the behaviour of young women and male partners, such as
Biological factors linked to their own biological susceptibility and that of male partners, such as
Structural factors are contextual factors that contribute causally and may also be linked to barriers to access to services, such as