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Disclosure, stress events and depression in HIV-positive adolescents receiving care at Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre

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Advances in early infant diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment (ART) have improved survival among perinatally infected infants, resulting in a growing population of adolescents on ART. Limited data is available on HIV disclosure and mental health outcomes in adolescents engaged in HIV care, especially within primary care settings in sub-Saharan Africa. Witkoppen Health and Welfare centre is conductinf operational research on how understanding mental health, disclosure, and social support outcomes among HIV-infected adolescents may mediate clinical and retention outcomes of ART in adolescents.

A poster using the data from the baseline mental health was presented at the 2015 South African AIDS Conference, see attachment.

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  1. Adolescent poster SA AIDS conference.pdf 7/23/2015 1:55:08 PM