Low rates of treatment retention, especially among children, adolescents, and young adults (up to 24 years of age) threaten to undermine Mozambique’s efforts to achieve sustained epidemic control. This study, conducted by HP+ in collaboration with the Mozambique Ministry of Health, provides novel and timely data to guide policymakers and program managers in designing and refining adolescent HIV treatment strategies. Specifically, this study explores barriers and facilitating factors affecting retention in care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy, services or innovations that may improve outcomes across the clinical cascade, and the current status of viral load monitoring among youth ages 15–24 years. In addition, the report provides perspectives on a new adolescent/youth HIV care model currently being developed by the ministry. Data from this study will inform the development of clinical policies and strategies to improve retention and adherence among adolescents and young adults living with HIV, with the goal of achieving sustained viral load suppression.
Chapman, J., I. Cabral, C. Rosário, S. Bowsky, and T.B. Simione. 2019. Youth Living with HIV in Mozambique—Reaching the Last 95: A Qualitative Study in Sofala, Manica, and Niassa Provinces. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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Health Policy Plus. 2019. "Youth Living with HIV in Mozambique—Reaching the Last 95: A Qualitative Study in Sofala, Manica, and Niassa Provinces." PowerPoint Presentation.
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Health Policy Plus. 2019. "Jovens que Vivem com o HIV em Moçambique: Alcançando os 'Últimos 95'."
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