2015 | South Africa
Challenges of disclosure in enrolling PHIV+ adolescents into the VUKA Family Program in hospitals in South Africa
In South Africa (SA), increased availability of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for pregnant women and children has reduced new cases of pediatric HIV, but also increased numbers of surviving adolescents who were perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV+). Many of these youth remain unaware of their HIV+ status. Knowledge of seropositivity has significant implications regarding adolescents’ risk behaviors and treatment adherence. However, little is known about the disclosure process for caregivers of PHIV+ youth in SA.
Machanyangwa, S., Nestadt, D., Small, L., Petersen, I., Mellins, C., McKay, M., & Bhana, A. (2015, July). Challenges of disclosure in enrolling PHIV+ adolescents into the VUKA Family Program in hospitals in South Africa. AIDSImpact 2015. We Are Our Choices. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.