To meet HIV treatment targets, Tanzania needs to accelerate strategies to support adolescents and young adults living with HIV—who account for a disproportionate share of new HIV infections. Moreover, increasing numbers of adolescents living with HIV are “aging out” of pediatric care and needing to transition to adult care. This study provides novel and timely data to guide policymakers and program managers in designing and refining adolescent HIV treatment strategies to increase rates of viral load testing and viral suppression and promote successful transitions to adult HIV care. Specifically, this study explores barriers and facilitating factors affecting viral load testing, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, retention in care, viral suppression, and the transition to adult HIV care among adolescents living with HIV in Tanzania. The study also estimates the number of adolescents living with HIV who will be eligible for and actually transitioning to adult HIV care between 2018 and 2025.
Sinai, I., S. Bowsky, C. Cantelmo, R. Mbuya-Brown, Y. Panjshiri, and M. Balampama. 2019. Adolescent HIV in Tanzania: Factors Affecting Viral Load Suppression and the Transition to Adult Care. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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