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Finding Your Light: Navigating Mental Health in a Young World

The teenage years and young adulthood are often painted as a vibrant tapestry of first loves, late-night adventures, and boundless possibilities. While this is true, it’s equally important to acknowledge the complexities that young minds grapple with internally. The weight of societal expectations, academic pressures, and the ever-present comparison game on social media can cast …

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Breaking Chains: Unveiling the Path to Substance Abuse Prevention

In the tapestry of our lives, substance abuse can weave a dark thread, affecting individuals and communities alike. However, the power to break free from these chains lies in awareness, education, and collective action. Understanding the Shadows:Substance abuse doesn’t discriminate. It lurks in the shadows, affecting people from all walks of life. From prescription medications …

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Navigating the New Year: A Guide to Managing Debts and Stress

As the calendar flips to a new year, many of us aspire to a fresh start filled with optimism and new possibilities. However, if your new year has kicked off with the unwelcome companionship of debts and stress, don’t despair. In this blog post, we’ll explore practical strategies to help you navigate through financial challenges …

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Mobile phone access, willingness, and usage for HIV-related services among young adults living in informal urban settlements in Kenya: A cross-sectional analysis

Authors: Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson,Bee-Ah Kang, Muthoni Mathai,Margaret O. Mak’anyengod,Fred M.Ssewamala, Abstract Background Mobile phone-based health (mHealth) interventions have the potential to improve HIV outcomes for high-risk young adults living in informal urban settlements in Kenya. However, less is known regarding young adults’ differential access to mobile phones and their willingness and use of mobile phone …

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Awareness of and willingness to use oral HIV self-test kits among Kenyan young adults living in informal urban settlements: a cross-sectional survey

Authors: Babayemi O. Olakunde, Dawit Alemu, Donaldson F. Conserve, Muthoni Mathai, Margaret O. Mak’anyengo, NAHEDO Study Group & Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson Self-administered HIV testing may be a promising strategy to improve testing in hard-to-reach young adults, provided they are aware of and willing to use oral HIV self-testing (HIVST). This study examined awareness of and …

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Lessons learned from using respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to assess sexual risk behaviors among Kenyan young adults living in urban slum settlements: A process evaluation

Authors: Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson , Muthoni Mathai, Grace Yi, Margaret O. Mak’anyengo, Melissa Davoust, Massah L. Massaquoi, Stefan Baral, Fred M. Ssewamala, Nancy E. Glass, NAHEDO Study Group Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a peer-referral sampling methodology used to estimate characteristics of underserved groups that cannot be randomly sampled. RDS has been implemented in several settings to …

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