What is it going to take to move youth-related HIV programme policies into practice

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It is estimated that HIV-related deaths among adolescents living with HIV have tripled since 2000, making HIV the leading cause of mortality in this age group in Africa. As young people reach adulthood, they must be transferred to adult care and enabled to begin managing their own health. When this transition is enacted poorly, adherence may be affected and the continuum of care disrupted. As the population of HIV-infected adolescents grows, effective and supported transition increases in significance as an operational imperative.