adolescents and young adults (AYA)

Treatment outcomes among children, adolescents, and adults on treatment for tuberculosis in two metropolitan municipalities in Gauteng Province, South Africa

BACKGROUND: Gauteng Province has the second lowest tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in South Africa but the greatest proportion of TB/HIV co-infection, with 68% of TB patients estimated to have HIV. TB treatment outcomes are well documented at the national and provincial level; however, knowledge gaps remain on how outcomes differ across detailed age groups.

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Mobile sexual health services for adolescents: Investigating the acceptability of youth-directed mobile clinic services in Cape Town, South Africa

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic is growing rapidly among South African adolescents and young adults (AYA). Although HIV counselling and testing, HIV prevention and treatment options are widely available, many AYA delay health-seeking until illness occurs, demonstrating a need for youth responsive, integrated sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS). While feasibility and cost-effectiveness have been evaluated, acceptability of mobile clinics among AYA has yet to be established. The objective of this study was to investigate patient acceptability of mobile AYA SRHS and compare mobile clinic usage and HIV outcomes with nearby conventional clinics.
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Youth living with HIV in Zambia: interpersonal violence, self-stigma, and viral suppression

More adolescents and young adults living with HIV are surviving into adulthood. As a result they must transition from pediatric health services to HIV self-management and adult care. This change is particularly important as many young people have poor adherence to treatment, leading to low rates of viral suppression and a greater risk of HIV-related mortality. Project SOAR is piloting Project YES!

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Tsogolo la Thanzi: A Longitudinal Study of Young Adults Living in Malawi's HIV Epidemic

Tsogolo la Thanzi (TLT) was designed to study how young adults navigate sexual relationships and childbearing during a generalized HIV epidemic. TLT began in 2009 with a population-representative sample of 1,505 women and 574 men between the ages of 15 and 25 living in Balaka, southern Malawi, where regional adult HIV prevalence then stood at 15 percent. The first phase (2009-11) included a series of eight interviews, spaced four months apart. During this time, women's romantic and sexual partners enrolled in the study on an ongoing basis. A refresher sample of 315 women was added in 2012.

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Continuous quality improvement intervention for adolescent and young adult HIV testing services in Kenya improves HIV knowledge

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Wagner, Anjuli D.; Mugo, Cyrus; Bluemer-Miroite, Shay; Mutiti, Peter M.; Wamalwa, Dalton C.; Bukusi, David; Neary, Jillian; Njuguna, Irene N.; O’Malley, Gabrielle; John-Stewart, Grace C.; Slyker, Jennifer A.; Kohler, Pamela K.

Objectives: To determine whether continuous quality improvement (CQI) improves quality of HIV testing services for adolescents and young adults (AYA).

Design: CQI was introduced at two HIV testing settings: Youth Centre and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Center, at a national referral hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

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