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Growing up on HAART: The experiences and needs of HIV positive adolescents in care and treatment in the Western Cape Province of South Africa

By Rachel Li

Abstract

HIV positive adolescents are becoming a progressively more sizeable and prominent sub-group in the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic. As HAART becomes increasingly available, vertically infected children can be expected to survive into adolescence and adulthood. Additionally, sexual transmission of HIV remains a problem, and incidence and prevalence rates among South African youth are high. Experience from the developed world indicates that providing effective care and treatment for youth can be a challenging task. In light of the antiretroviral rollout in South Africa, this exploratory study aimed to identify the experiences and needs of adolescents growing up in care or on treatment for HIV in the Western Cape

Publisher: University of Cape Town
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:open.uct.ac.za:11427/19676

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