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HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Among Youth Ages 14 to 21 Results from an Exploratory Study in Nairobi, Kenya, and Kampala and Masaka, Uganda
Horizons Program International Center for Research on Women Population Council Kenya Project Partners Adolescent Counseling Clinic in Kenyatta National Hospital (ACC) Kenya Association of Professional Counselors (KAPC) Kibera Community Self-Help Programme (KICOSHEP) Riruta City Council Clinic St. John’s Community Center University of Nairobi Wazu Dance Troupe Uganda Project Partners AIDS Information Center (AIC) Buganda Kingdom Youth Project Center Kitovu Hospital Mobile Home Care Programme Makerere University Naguru Teenage Information and Health Center The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)
Many people and institutions have contributed their time and creativeness to this study and report. Julie Denison, Johns Hopkins University, and Sam Kalibala, Horizons Program/Population Council, guided the survey for the Horizons Project. Dr. Edward Kirumira of Makerere University, Dr. Charles Nzioka of the University of Nairobi, Jane Harriet Namwebya, Dr. Josephine Kalule, and Daniel Lukenge of the AIDS Information Center in Kampala, Edith Mukisa of the Naguru Teenage Information and Health Center in Kampala, Ann Owiti of the Kibera Community SelfHelp Program, and Dr. R. Koigi Kamau of the Adolescent Counseling Clinic in Nairobi all participated in part of the design or implementation of the survey research. Dr. Naomi Rutenberg, Horizons Program/Population Council, Dr. Ann McCauley, Horizons Program/International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and Scott Geibel, Horizons Program/Population Council assisted with the research component. Kerry MacQuarrie, ICRW, and Ann McCauley prepared this final report. Dr.
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