SRH service integration and linkages for adolescents HIV care


Why Integration?
Reproductive health and HIV have similar characteristics, target populations and desired outcomes:

  • Both mainly serve reproductive age populations
  • Majority of HIV infections are sexually transmitted or associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding
  • Risk of HIV transmission and acquisition can be further increased by he presence of certain STIs
  • Sexual and reproductive ill health and HIV share root causes e.g. poverty, gender norms and inequality, cultural norms etc.