Sunday, January 24, 2021

US hosts regional meeting on adolescents living with HIV

A three-day regional meeting for U.S. officials and key African partners to share best practices in transitioning, care, support and treatment of adolescents living with HIV got underway this week.

According to a statement from the US Embassy, the government will allow stakeholders from across the region to discuss best practices on how most effectively to help adolescents who are living with HIV.

A primary emphasis of the meeting will be on identifying evidence-based strategies to minimize obstacles to develop, implement, and monitor services for adolescents and their families. The group will also discuss how to address the challenges of meeting both the HIV clinical and social needs, as well as the development support, of this vulnerable population in the context of transitioning from pediatric to adult care, the statement says.

 Additionally, participants will review and finalize a technical brief and transition tool kit for immediate use and application at the country level.

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