CitationArchary, Moherndran; Pettifor, Audrey E.; & Toska, Elona (2020). Adolescents and Young People at the Centre: Global Perspectives and Approaches to Transform HIV Testing, Treatment and Care. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 23(Suppl. 5), e25581. PMCID: PMC7459165
AbstractIn this special issue of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, we focus on research and perspectives that put adolescents and young people at the centre of their HIV prevention and care. Globally over two million adolescents are living with HIV, while many more are at risk of HIV infection. In contrast to reductions globally and in highest burden regions in the general population, estimates suggest that HIV incidence and mortality persist among adolescents and young people. Young people continue to be less likely to test for HIV, to link to care in a timely way and to stay engaged in care if they test HIV positive compared to adults. Although,these disparities in access to HIV prevention and care have been documented over the last decade, the evidence base of models, programmes and tools to address the challenges young people face is limited. This special issue documents a series of promising and effective approaches that support adolescents and young people, not only to access and use HIV prevention and care, but also to live whole and fulfilling lives. The articles in this issue bring together evidence and lessons learned from a number of global settings, unified by one clear message: young people need and want to be at the centre of their HIV prevention and care programmes.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of the International AIDS Society
Pettifor, Audrey E.