Jane Kelly presents at the SA AIDS Conference in Durban

10 Aug 2023 | By CSSR Website
Jane Kelly presenting at the SA AIDS conference
10 Aug 2023 | By CSSR Website

Dr. Jane Kelly presented at the 11th SA AIDS Conference in Durban on 22 June 2023 on behalf of the HEY BABY research project team, part of the Adolescent Accelerators Research Hub.

The presentation, entitled “Reflections of nurses providing HIV and SRH services to adolescents and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic”, discussed the book chapter of the same name, co-authored with Charné Dee Glinski, Philani Myende, Rachel Joska, Babalo Gqaleni-Ntozonke, Babalwa Taleni, Zoliswa Marikeni, Lulama Sidloyi, Bongiwe Saliwe, Hlokoma Mangqalaza, Christina Laurenzi, and Elona Toska.

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The Theme of the 11th SAAIDS Conference 2023 was Act, Connect and End the Epidemic. It was hosted  at the Durban ICC on the 20th -23rd June, 2023. They reflected on the COVID-19 pandemic's affect on HIV/AIDS policy and research, bringing together leaders from South Africa's multisecotral HIV/AIDS response. 




HEY BABY (Helping Empower Youth Brought up in Adversity with their Babies and Young children) is a collaborative research study examining protective pathways to promote resilience amongst adolescent parents and their children in South Africa. In 2016-2017, it became clear that HIV-positive adolescent mothers were struggling to disclose their status to our research team, dropping out of HIV care, and more likely to be defaulting from ART. We have developed a sub-study including HIV-positive and HIV-uninfected adolescent mothers and their children. Visit their website to learn more at www.heybaby.org.za