In Uganda, HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support programs are still organized around either adult or pediatric care and fail to adequately address the needs of adolescents, specifically perinatally-infected adolescents. This study, implemented jointly by the Population Council's Frontiers in Reproductive Health (FRONTIERS) program and the AIDS Support Organization (TASO), aimed to better understand the reproductive health and sexuality of this population group, and to identify anxieties or fears they have around entering social stages of adulthood. This study confirms that wide programmatic gaps exist in addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people perinatally infected with HIV who are now growing into sexually active adolescents and adults.
Birungi, Harriet, John Frank Mugisha, Juliana K. Nyombi, Francis Obare, Humphres Evelia, and Hannington Nyinkavu. 2008. "Sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents perinatally infected with HIV in Uganda," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Frontiers in Reproductive Health