Instructions common for abstracts, proposals, satellite sessions, best practices and product promotion

Language: English. Please use simple/lay language when preparing abstracts, proposals and presentations. Presentations will be concurrently translated into Kiswahili for AYP who are not fluent in English.

Word Limit: 500 words for abstracts; 1,000 for satellite sessions, product promotion and best practice(s); and 1,250 for pilot proposals (Please note that all submissions must be based on data obtained from AYP age ≤24 living in any country in Eastern or Southern Africa).

Mentorship: Experienced researchers, program implementers, advocates and policy makers are urged to identify young people in their projects and mentor them to write and submit abstracts and proposals, and to make presentations.


Abstracts from quantitative research: Introduction, Methods/Design, Results, Conclusions/Recommendations

Abstracts from qualitative research and best practices: Introduction/Rationale, Approach, Lessons Learnt, Policy Implications

Abstract submission: Submit abstracts on the following themes/sub-themes (Jul 18, 2019 & Closes Feb 28th, 2020)

How to Submit
  1. Select one of the six themes below
  2. On the selected theme clique plus sign ()
  3. Click on submit
  4. Click on create account
  5. Once you have created an account you shall get an email notification of the new account. Click on activate account to get to the abstract submission page. (If you had previously created an account continue with the next step.)
  6. Select submission type
  7. Fill out the spaces with red star. The rest are optional.
Communication and behavior change among AYP
  1. Social Media
  2. M-health
  3. New technologies
Effective HIV care and treatment approaches (what works for AYP)
  1. Differentiated service delivery
  2. Disclosure and stigma reduction
  3. Mental health
  4. Transition to adult care
  5. Treatment cascade
Effective HIV prevention approaches (what works for AYP)
  1. Behavioral interventions
  2. Biomedical interventions, including vaccines
  3. Structural interventions
HIV advocacy, youth leadership and community engagement (what works for AYP)
  1. Advocacy for policy change/engaging with policy makers
  2. Engaging with adolescents
  3. Engaging with caregivers of ALHIV
  4. Engaging with duty bearers
  5. Engaging with schools and other learning institutions
HIV prevention among young key and priority populations
  1. AYP in mines, plantations, other work conditions that increase risk of HIV
  2. FSW
  3. MSM
  4. Transgender
Other AYP sexual and reproductive health issues (what works for AYP)
  1. Contraceptives: need, use and gaps
  2. Sexual and gender-based violence
  3. Sexually transmitted infections: taking action