Adolescents (ages 15–19 years) account for a disproportionately high number of new HIV infections in Tanzania. Eventually these adolescents will transition from pediatric to adult HIV care, requiring adequate support before, during, and after transition to minimize the risks of nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy or dropping out of care. To help the government of Tanzania plan and budget appropriately for young people transitioning to adult care, HP+ applied its Pediatric HIV Transition Model, which estimates the number of adolescents living with HIV who will be eligible for and actually transitioning to adult care each year between 2018 and 2025 under two coverage scenarios. The results will be used to inform antiretroviral therapy target setting and transition planning.
Health Policy Plus. 2018. Adolescent HIV in Tanzania: Results from an Application of the Pediatric HIV Transition Model. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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