This activity brief describes an operational study that responds to challenges and evidence gaps in Zambia about how to support adolescents and young adults living with HIV (YLHIV) in having a greater and more effective role in the management of their own care. The study aimed to refine and test a peer-mentoring strategy in Zambia to strengthen the capacity of health systems and families to support youth as they transition to, and engage in, self-management and adult HIV care and treatment. This approach builds on previous Ministry of Health–approved research at Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital with YLHIV and their families. Results will offer evidence-based guidance and refined tools for YLHIV, their families, and their healthcare providers to improve the care transition process and related HIV outcomes.
Project SOAR. 2017. "Project YES! Youth engaging for success: A peer mentoring program to transition youth to HIV self-management in Zambia," Activity brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR)