Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Adolescent HIV testing, counselling and care

Implementation guidance for health providers and planners


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Publication details

Publication date: 2014
Languages: English


A new multi-format resource for reaching adolescents

This new interactive tool is designed as a companion to "HIV and adolescents: guidance for testing and counselling and care for adolescents living with HIV". It illustrates, animates and amplifies the recommendations and key messages of the guidelines with practical guidance and engaging, multi-format resources for reaching adolescents and providing more appropriate, appealing and effective HIV testing and counselling, treatment and care services specifically for them.

Examples of successful services

The tool also covers operational considerations that must be addressed for effective implementation of the recommendations. It presents concrete, practice examples of service delivery approaches that have been successful and practical tools that have been useful for some programmes, and that can be replicated or adapted to suit specific settings. It also presents the perspectives of adolescents living with HIV, health providers and planners.

Development of the tool

The tool is based on the technical content of the 2013 guidance and supports health providers, health planners and community-based organizations that are currently providing, or planning to provide, comprehensive care for adolescents.

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