Kyaterekera Project

Kyaterekera Project: A Combination Intervention Addressing Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviors among Vulnerable Women in Uganda

Principal Investigator: Fred Ssewamala, PhD, Susan Witte, PhD

Project Team Members: Ozge Sensoy Bahar, PhD, Larissa Jennings, PhD, Joseph Kagaayi, PhD, Proscovia Nabunya, PhD, Yesim Tozan, PhD

Field Coordinators: Flavia Mulindwa, Jennifer Nattabi, Joshua Kiyingi, Rashida Namirembe

Research Collaborators: Abel Mwebembezi (Reach the Youth-Uganda)

Kyaterekera Project is a 5-year longitudinal study (2018-2023) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Using a randomized clinical trial, it examines the impact of and costs associated with Kyaterekera, an innovative combination intervention that adds economic empowerment components to traditional HIV risk reduction sessions to reduce new incidence of sexually transmitted infections and HIV among female sex workers in the greater Masaka region, and provide alternative means of safe and sustainable income to replace sex work.