Technical brief- Integrating psychosocial interventions and support into HIV services for adolescents and young adults 

Integrating PSS into HIV services

This resource explores the critical link between mental health and HIV outcomes in adolescents and young adults, aged 10 to 19. Living with HIV during this developmental stage can lead to additional mental health needs due to the challenges of managing a chronic illness and facing stigma. With limited access to mental health services, especially in regions heavily affected by HIV, broader-based interventions become essential to address the unique needs of this population. The technical brief advocates for implementing psychosocial interventions to optimize HIV outcomes and support mental health. It provides evidence from WHO guidelines, offers integration approaches within health services, and seeks to identify emerging best practices and strategic actions to prioritize the well-being of this demographic group during this pivotal global moment.