Increasing Uptake of HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infection, and Family Planning Services, and Reducing HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Youth Living With HIV in Uganda

Lung Vu, Brady Burnett-Zieman, Cecily Banura, Jerry Okal, Margret Elang, Rodgers Ampwera, Georgina Caswell, Diana Amanyire, Jacquelyne Alesi, Eileen Yam

To address barriers to care for youth living with HIV (YLHIV), the Link Up project implemented a peer-led intervention model that provided a comprehensive package of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights services through community-based peer support groups for YLHIV. Peer educators delivered targeted counseling and health education, and referred YLHIV to antiretroviral therapy (ART), and reproductive health services that were available at youth-oriented sexual and reproductive health and rights facilities.

February 14, 2017
Year of publication
2017
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
adolescents, young people, health systems, health services, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRHR), sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV services, key populations, vulnerable populations, Link Up project, Uganda, transgender people, sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), barriers to care, community-based peer support, peer educators, peer support, treatment, ART, antiretroviral therapy

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