adolescent HIV

4th Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s biannual conference, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24-27 October 2018, focused on clinical content for HIV and TB health care workers in the region and featured a wide range of topics, from new antiretroviral drugs, AIDS-related complications, and opportunistic infections, to promoting adherence and ethical issues.

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Youth voices from the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence

Through the many presentations, activities and events during the three days of the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence: Challenges and Solutions, the emphasis on youth involvement was highlighted consistently. It is through this lens that SHARE staff reflect on thoughts from youth participants before its closing.
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SHARE staff

The youth tipping point: opportunities and challenges

Looking at where we have come from, and where we are in southern Africa’s fight against HIV, it is clear that we have had some monumental successes and some incredible failures along the way, both of which we can learn from to do better. One clear theme throughout the first day of the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence: Challenges and Solutions was that we have not consistently and adequately gained the insights of the very people who are enrolled in studies to generate evidence on how to address the needs of these populations. Further, we have not committed the resources required to conduct the research on the populations that are difficult to reach, whether due to challenging ethical enrolment or stigma and criminalization of key populations.
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SHARE staff

Adolescent-focused research and development: an imperative on all fronts

Despite the fact that people under the age of 18 make up about 25% of the global population, research among adolescents has been a neglected area. We know that it is important to conduct research among pediatric and adolescent populations, but to date the focus has remained on adults. Just how significant the risks are of not including adolescents in clinical trials emerged as a key theme at the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence, as well as the logistical, ethical, legal, justice, and human rights considerations that need to be taken into account when designing and implementing research involving adolescents.
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SHARE staff

2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence

The medical advances that have transformed HIV treatment into a manageable disease have yet to alter the stark reality for young people, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa and young people within key populations.
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2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence - Abstract submission deadline has been extended!

Closing date

Due to numerous requests, the deadline for abstract submission for the International Workshop on HIV Adolescence 2018 has been extended until August 15th 2018. Use this unique opportunity to submit your latest data or lessons learned! We welcome two types of abstracts:

Call for Abstracts: 4th Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference

Closing date

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s biannual conference focuses on clinical content for HIV and TB health care workers. The 2018 conference programme has been carefully designed to benefit all health care practitioners, with topics ranging from new antiretroviral drugs, AIDS-related complications, opportunistic infections, promoting adherence and ethical issues.

2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence

Venue
Cape Town, South Africa

Adolescents are developmentally at a difficult crossroad, which makes it challenging to attract and sustain adolescents’ focus on maintaining their health. Every effort must be made to engage and retain adolescents in care so they can improve and maintain their health for the long term.

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Diagnosis disclosure to adolescents living with HIV in rural Kenya improves antiretroviral therapy adherence and immunologic outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

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Montalto GJ, Sawe FK, Miruka A, Maswai J, Kiptoo I, Aoko A, Oreyo C, Obiero E, Korir S, Bii SK, Song KX, Kunz AN

Emphasis on adolescent HIV has increased worldwide as antiretroviral treatment has greatly extended life expectancies of HIV-positive children. Few evidence-based guidelines exist on the optimal time to disclose to an adolescent living with HIV (ALHIV); little is known about the medical effects of disclosure. This study looked to determine whether disclosure is associated with improved medical outcomes in ALHIV. Prior work has tended to be qualitative, cross-sectional, and with an emphasis on psychosocial outcomes.

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4th Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference

Venue
Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s biannual conference focuses on clinical content for HIV and TB health care workers. The 2018 conference programme is being carefully designed to benefit all health care practitioners, with topics ranging from new antiretroviral drugs, AIDS-related complications, opportunistic infections, promoting adherence and ethical issues. There will be practical sessions as well, such as case studies and skills-building workshops, and fascinating professional ethics sessions. The conference is also a fantastic opportunity to network with fellow health care workers and researchers in the field of HIV.
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