Improving ART Adherence in Adolescents through Increased Caregiver Support

Improving ART Adherence in Adolescents through Increased Caregiver Support

In Uganda, like elsewhere in the region, adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) face a number of adherence-related challenges including weak caregiver/parental support. Informed by global evidence and program feedback, WEI/Bantwana layered a strategic mix of economic strengthening, treatment literacy, and positive parenting on facility-based Peer Support Groups for adolescents living with HIV to improve adherence, retention, and overall wellbeing while encouraging greater self-efficacy among ALHIV and strengthening family resilience. The technical brief highlights the process, findings, and considerations for scaling this effective approach, which reinforces the efficacy of a well-coordinated referral network and case management approach.

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