HIV prevention initiative seeks to break barriers in sub-Saharan Africa

Adolescent girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV transmissions among their peer group in sub-Saharan Africa. Here's a look at the DREAMS initiative and what it has learned in its efforts to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women.

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  • Jennifer Ehidiamen

    Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters ( with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.