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  • Causes of Child and Youth Homelessness

    Embleton, L., Lee, H., Gunn, J., Ayuku, D., & Braitstein, P. (2016). Causes of Child and Youth Homelessness in Developed and Developing Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA pediatrics, 170(5), 435-444. Abstract:  A systematic compilation of children and youth’s reported reasons for street involvement is lacking. Without empirical data on these reasons, the policies developed or implemented to mitigate street involvement

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  • Implementing TB screening in street youth

    Szkwarko, D., Mercer, T., Kimani, S., Braitstein, P., Buziba, N., & Carter, E. J. (2016). Implementing intensified tuberculosis case-finding among street-connected youth and young adults in Kenya. Public Health Action, 6(2), 142-146. Abstract: Street-connected youth and young adults (SCY) suffer a myriad of health problems. In Kenya, SCY are at high risk for tuberculosis (TB) due to their congregate living situations. TB screening

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  • Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections including HIV in street-connected adolescents in western Kenya

    Winston, S. E., Chirchir, A. K., Muthoni, L. N., Ayuku, D., Koech, J., Nyandiko, W., … & Braitstein, P. (2015). Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections including HIV in street-connected adolescents in western Kenya. Sexually transmitted infections, 91(5), 353-359. ABSTRACT: The objectives of this study were to characterise the sexual health of street-connected adolescents in Eldoret, Kenya, analyse gender disparity of risks, estimate

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  • Initiation to street life

    Wachira, J., Kamanda, A., Embleton, L., Naanyu, V., Winston, S., Ayuku, D., & Braitstein, P. (2015). Initiation to street life: a qualitative examination of the physical, social, and psychological practices in becoming an accepted member of the street youth community in Western Kenya. BMC public health, 15(1), 569. Abstract: The objective of this study was to describe the physical, social, and psychological

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  • Eating sweets without the wrapper

    Embleton, L., Wachira, J., Kamanda, A., Naanyu, V., Ayuku, D., & Braitstein, P. (2016). Eating sweets without the wrapper: perceptions of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among street youth in western Kenya. Culture, health & sexuality, 18(3), 337-348. ABSTRACT: Street-connected youth in Kenya are a population potentially at risk of HIV transmission, yet little is known about their perceptions and experiences of sexually

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