Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 655

Article in Press

Scoping Review on the Implementation of HIV management Programs for Adolescents Living with HIV.

  •  Received: 24 December 2019
  •  Accepted: 24 December 2019
Unlike to adults, adolescents often have poorer rates of viral suppression and long-term immunologic recovery. They often face unique developmental, psychological, psychosocial, and sexuality challenges as they are still developing physically, mentally, and sexually. The general purpose of this present study is to review and update information on implementation of HIV program for Adolescent living with HIV. A comprehensive literature search was carried out to locate controlled trials, cohort, abstracts, study protocols and reviews that described specific interventions to improve adolescents living with HIV continuum of management. Medication adherence, retention in care, survival periods and morbidity along with socio-physical factors were reported as an outcome measure, which could be implemented by individual health practitioners. Ten studies met the inclusion criteria. The findings of this review highlighted aspect of Adolescent living with HIV healthcare programs that may expedite the systematic development and integration of evidence-based interventions to improve services and eventually enhance outcomes and experience in the setting of a changing epidemic with vulnerable adolescents.

Keywords: Adolescent; Sexual Behaviour; Morbidity; Antiretroviral therapy; HIV infection; medication adherence