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Positive health, prevention and dignity : meeting the needs of young learners living with HIV


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Abstract: With improved access to care and treatment, young people living with HIV (YPLHIV), irrespective of their mode of infection, are living longer and healthier lives. However, as YPLHIV transition from adolescence to young adulthood, they often face a range of obstacles including treatment adherence, stigma and discrimination related to their positive status, and largely unmet sexual and reproductive health needs. While programmes and policies on younger children have proliferated in recent years, the needs of young people living with HIV have remained largely unmet. This article discusses this matter and focusses on the problems YPLHIV are facing in school. Recommendations are given on how to improve their position.
Authors: Herat, J. , Garner, A. , Samuels, F. , Chetty, D.
Category: General
End Page: 8
Serial number: 3
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: education , HIV and AIDS , reproductive health , youth
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2011
Right: © 2011 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 5
Title: Positive health, prevention and dignity : meeting the needs of young learners living with HIV