Position Paper- Improving Outcomes for Adolescents and Young Adults Living With HIV

Health providers’ perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on HIV services for children, adolescents, and young people in sub-saharan Africa

Adolescents and young adults living with HIV (AYLHIV), ages 10e24, experience inferior outcomes across the HIV care continuum compared to adults. Inferior outcomes are caused by clinical systems that are not tailored to AYLHIV, structural barriers that prevent equitable care, and lack of engagement of AYLHIV by care teams. This position paper outlines three recommendations to bridge these gaps in care outcomes. The first advocates for offering differentiated and integrated health services. The second addresses structural changes that can improve outcomes for AYLHIV. The third calls for actively including input from AYLHIV about the care designed for them.