The UPTAKE study launched its official website at the start of October. UPTAKE represents a unique multidisciplinary collaboration of five leading research institutions in both Africa and Europe who have come together with the mission to empower choice in HIV prevention technologies for African girls, young women, and female sex workers through behavioural science. Following completion of community engagement and site identification activities earlier this year, in-depth interviews for Stage 1 of the study are now underway in Kenya and Uganda with adolescent girls and young women, female sex workers, health care providers, and policymakers. The project is also hosting four postgraduate students (two PhD and two MSc candidates) at KAVI-ICR and MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit under the academic leadership of LSHTM. You can read blog posts from the students on the UPTAKE study blog.