“IF YOU TRUST US, HELP US TO DO IT BY OURSELVES” – Promising practices in peer support for adolescents and young people living with HIV

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“IF YOU TRUST US, HELP US TO DO IT BY OURSELVES” - Promising practices in peer support for adolescents and young people living with HIV While the contribution of AYPLHIV as peer supporters is increasingly relied upon, their voices often go unheard and their efforts unrecognised. This study was conducted in response to the urgent need for operational evidence and practical [...]

Project REACH – A facility-based peer support model across 20 facilities in five sub-Saharan African countries

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REACH project - A facility-based peer support model across 20 facilities in five sub-Saharan African countries AIDS is now the leading cause of death among adolescents (age 10-19 years) in Africa. Emerging evidence suggests that peer-led service delivery models may improve outcomes and health service engagement for adolescents and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV). However, greater [...]

Impact of employing people living with HIV as community health workers on paediatric and adolescent HIV services in sub-Saharan Africa: Expert Patient Programme 2007-2013

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Impact of employing people living with HIV as community health workers on paediatric and adolescent HIV services in sub-Saharan Africa: Expert Patient Programme 2007-2013 HIV-positive children in sub-Saharan Africa continue to have poor access to quality paediatric HIV services. In view of limited access to trained professional staff, Community Health Workers (CHW) play an [...]

Transitioning HIV-infected children and adolescents into adult HIV programmes: Barriers and recommendations from frontline HIV healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa

2017-08-08T13:28:28+00:00

Transitioning HIV-infected children and adolescents into adult HIV programmes: Barriers and recommendations from frontline HIV healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa With the mass rollout of ART, many of the 1.2 million HIV-positive children and adolescents living in sub-Saharan Africa will survive into adulthood. As the first cohort of adolescent survivors reaches adulthood, evidence-based models [...]

HIV practitioner understanding and implementation of paediatric palliative care in Southern Africa and Nigeria: Observations from the frontline

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HIV practitioner understanding and implementation of paediatric palliative care in Southern Africa and Nigeria: Observations from the frontline As antiretroviral access expands in sub-Saharan Africa, HIV has become a chronic disease requiring long-term palliative care. Paediatric palliative care remains poorly developed on the African continent despite its importance to providing holistic HIV services to children [...]