2014 | United States, Argentina, South Africa
Enhancing the emotional wellbeing of perinatally HIV infected youth across global contexts
Increased access to antiretroviral treatment worldwide makes it more possible for children diagnosed with HIV before their 15th birthday to age into adolescence and beyond. Many HIV+ youth navigate stressors including poverty and resource scarcity, which may converge to produce emotional distress. For over a decade, CHAMP (Collaborative HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Project) investigators partnered with youth, caregivers, providers and community stakeholders to address the health, mental health and risk taking behaviors of perinatally HIV-infected youth. This paper explores the mental health needs of aging cohorts of HIV+ youth, across three global contexts, New York (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), to inform the development and implementation of combination HIV care and prevention supports for HIV+ youth.
Small, L., Mercado, M., Gopalan, P., Pardo, G., McKay, M., & Mellins, C. (2014). Enhancing the emotional wellbeing of perinatally HIV infected youth across global contexts, Global Social Welfare: Research Policy & Practice, 1, 25-35.