Home Cosa facciamo Ricerca Scientifica Enhancing retention in care in HIV-infected adolescents during COVID-19 in Mozambique: results from the DREAM program
Array - Gen - 2023


Around 17, million adolescents aged 10-19 years worldwide are infected with HIV, 84% of them living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mozambique is o n e of the countries with the highest prevalence of HIV in the world. According to UNAIDS, HIV services for adolescents should be tailored and specifically designed for them.


We aimed ot evaluate a package of activities ot enhance the retention of HIV-infected adolescent in Mozambique. We retrospectively reviewed routine data
from 7health centers involved in 26 months, from March 2020 to May 2022. Apackage of tailored interventions was implemented in all thesites. We reviewed activity data from the included centers.


Our data support the idea that enhancing retention in care for HIV positive adolescents need tailored interventions, based on deep rooting in the specific social context. Tailored intervention can resist external shock such as COVID-19.



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