A global research agenda for adolescents living with HIV
Research for an AIDS free generation
Adolescents living with HIV are in urgent need of improved approaches to address their specific health needs. Evidence indicates higher rates of loss to follow up, and poor adherence, as well as increased needs for psychosocial support. This population group continues to be underserved by current HIV services and have significantly worse access to and coverage of ART.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) of the International AIDS Society (IAS) have undertaken a global research prioritization process. Through broad engagement with stakeholders, a global research agenda has been established, which is aimed at guiding work and maximizing available resources. The agenda is comprised of priority research themes in the areas of testing, treatment and service delivery for informing global policy change, and improving outcomes for adolescents living with HIV.