15 Jun 2010

Positive health, dignity and prevention for adolescents living with HIV

Participants in a four-day international meeting on addressing the service needs of adolescents living with HIV acknowledged the progress that had been made over recent years. However there was a consensus that while much had been done, so much more effort was needed not only to identify the specific needs of this group, but also to tailor appropriate responses accordingly, considering not only clinical services but considering the needs of adolescents living with HIV through the lens of Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention.

UNICEF and WHO in partnership with the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+), Family Health International (FHI), Uganda Paediatrics Association and the Makerere University – John Hopkins Research Collaboration jointly convened the Second Global Consultation on Service Provision for Adolescents Living with HIV in Kampala on 24-28 May. The meeting brought together government offcials, civil society organisations, UN representatives, donors and service providers, as well as adolescents and young people living with the virus.

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