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.
This webinar, on addressing the SRH needs of adolescents and young people living with HIV , which is part of the 2019 SRHR and HIV Linkages webinar series, will take place on March 19th, 2019 from 09:30 to 10:30 Washington / 15:30 to 16:30 Geneva / 16:30 to 17:30 Johannesburg.
The relationship between poverty and HIV is complex, but the evidence of that relationship has been so strong that household economic strengthening (HES) interventions are considered core to OVC programming. Informal saving and lending groups, or savings groups (SGs), are among the most commonly implemented HES interventions in the PEPFAR programming portfolio–historically, they have targeted caregivers.
National age-of-consent laws and adolescent HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a propensity-score matched study
Age-of-consent laws can be a barrier to adolescents accessing relevant HIV/AIDS services. This study provides new evidence that a lower legal age of consent could address this barrier, especially in countries with more restrictive legislation, and increase HIV testing and counselling uptake.