Centre for Social Science and Global Health

“Let's Talk about Sex”: A Qualitative Study of Rwandan Adolescents' Views on Sex and HIV

This qualitative study explored the views and experiences of adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV in Kigali, Rwanda, regarding sex, love, marriage, children and hope for the future.

The study enrolled 42 adolescents who had received combination antiretroviral therapy for at least 12 months, and a selection of their primary caregivers. Study methods included 3 multiple day workshops consisting of role-playing and focus group discussions (FGDs) with adolescents, 8 in-depth interviews with adolescents, and one FGD with caregivers.

Publication details 

Van Nuil JI, Mutwa P, Asiimwe-Kateera B, Kestelyn E, Vyankandondera J, et al. (2014) “Let's Talk about Sex”: A Qualitative Study of Rwandan Adolescents' Views on Sex and HIV.
PLoS ONE
9(8): e102933.  

Published by  SSGH

15 November 2016