HIV/AIDS

A global research agenda for adolescents living with HIV

Research for an AIDS free generation

Authors:
WHO, CIPHER, IAS

Research for an aids free generation: a global research agenda for adolescents living with HIV

Publication details

Number of pages: 4
Publication date: July 2017
Languages: English, français
WHO reference number: WHO/HIV/2017.33

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Overview

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.

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