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Self-management among adolescents living with HIV in Uganda

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Funding Fogarty Program

Emerging Global Leader

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Self-management among adolescents living with HIV in Uganda

Principal Institution

Mbarara University/Science/Technology

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Ashaba, Scholastic

Project Contact Information

Email: sashaba@must.ac.ug

Year(s) Awarded




Project Description

Generally, adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) have higher rates of disengagement from care and higher mortality rates when compared with other age groups, especially during the transition period into adulthood. Transition success may be maximized for ALHIV who are better prepared to negotiate care in adult clinic settings. However, a majority of adolescents and young adults with HIV do not have the necessary skills to negotiate their own care by the time they are transitioned to adult care.

This project proposes to develop a self-management intervention that is developmentally tailored for ALHIV to obtain the skills they need to successfully navigate adult HIV clinic following transition and optimize health outcomes for a key population in the global HIV epidemic.

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