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HIV Prevention and Treatment for adolescents: A social study of Africaid Whizzkids United’s comprehensive model

HIV Prevention and Treatment for adolescents: A social study of Africaid Whizzkids United’s comprehensive model

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This report describes the social aspects of the work of Africaid Whizzkids United (WKU), an NGO
This report describes the social aspects of the work of Africaid Whizzkids United (WKU), an NGO

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Published by: Oxfam on Sep 10, 2013
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AbbreviAtions
Aids
 
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Arv
 
Antiretroviral
Azt
 
Zidovudine (an antiretroviral drug)
cd4
 
White blood cells that are part of the human immune system. HIV causes a reduction in these cells.
doh
 
Department of Health
Gnp+
 
Global Network of People Living with HIV
Grs
 
Grassroots Soccer
hct
 
HIV Counselling and Testing
hiv
 
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
mGl
 
Mixed Gender League
m&e
 
Monitoring and Evaluation
nAm
 
National AIDS Manual
nGo
 
Non-governmental Organisation
npo 
Non-profit Organisation
ovc
 
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
pmtct 
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
sti
 
Sexually Transmitted Infection
unAids
 
Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS
unicef
 
United Nations Children’s Fund
Wku
Africaid Whizzkids United
vmmc
 
Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision
 
1IntroductIon03
1.1. About Edendale: Its social, economic and geographical characteristics 04
2researchmethodsandethIcs093evolutIonoftheprogramwIthaspecIalfocusonthehealthacademy134tacklIngthechallengesofstIgmaandantIretrovIral(arv)treatmentInItIatIonandadherence19
4.1. Africaid’s work reducing the stigma around HIV testing among adolescents 204.2. Counselling to foster disclosure within households and ARV adherence 23
5afrIcaIdshealthacademy:adolescentclIentsvIews29
5.1. Perspectives of two Health Academy clients 305.2. A focus group discussion with some of the clients 33
6conclusIon397appendIx1:lIteraturerevIew43
7.1. Introduction 437.2. Intergenerational vulnerability to HIV infection and children affected by HIV and AIDS 457.3. Assessments of interventions for young people living with HIV in Brazil and Southern Africa 487.4. The international consensus on the principles which should guide the role of adolescentsliving with HIV in HIV prevention programs 497.5. Conclusion 50
8BIBlIography53

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