Journal of AIDS special supplement on ending HIV and AIDS in adolescents
June 23, 2014
The Supplement highlights the complexity of the adolescent HIV epidemic and illustrates opportunities to improve the response through effective scale up of interventions that address biological, economic, social and cultural determinants of HIV risk and vulnerability in adolescents.
Specifically, the reviews:
- highlight poor levels of coverage of critical HIV prevention, treatment, and care interventions for adolescents, disparities in HIV prevalence among adolescent girls, and low-risk perceptions associated with risk behaviors among key risk groups;
- underscore the significance of clear national targets and strengthening data, government involvement, enhanced systems capacity and policy, engagement of community and adolescent social networks, and of mobile and internet technologies to the success of interventions for adolescents; and
- identify several efficacious interventions for adults that could benefit from operational research to inform optimizing implementation in adolescents and how to do so with maximal cost efficiency and impact on the epidemic.
Table of contents
- Executive Summary: Opportunities for Action and Impact to Address HIV and AIDS in Adolescents
- Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS Among Adolescents: Current Status, Inequities, and Data Gaps
- Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to HIV Infection, HIV Risk, and HIV-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Systematic Review of Systematic...
- The Impact and Cost of the HIV/AIDS Investment Framework for Adolescents
- What HIV Programs Work for Adolescent Girls?
- Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key Populations in Asia Pacific and Opportunities for Programming
- Lessons Learned From Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Focusing on Adolescents: Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Opportunities for Linkages With Adolescent HIV,...
- Scale-up of Adolescent Contraceptive Services: Lessons From a 5-Country Comparative Analysis
- Lessons Learned From HPV Vaccine Delivery in Low-Resource Settings and Opportunities for HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care Among Adolescents
- Commentary: Innovations in Programming for HIV Among Adolescents: Towards an AIDS-Free Generation
- Evidence-Based Programming for Adolescent HIV Prevention and Care: Operational Research to Inform Best Practices
Key resource of evidence
This JAIDS Supplement is a key source of evidence which will inform collective efforts towards ending the adolescent AIDS epidemic. Developed under the leadership of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with multiple technical leaders in the area of adolescent programming, the series presents a collection of reviews on adolescents examining current evidence and experience from programmes to highlight how to improve HIV-specific outcomes. Findings from the reviews were presented at a global technical consultation on adolescents and HIV, convened by UNICEF and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London in July 2013.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the NIH, will be announcing this JAIDS Supplement at the 20th International AIDS Conference on Sunday, 20 July, 3.45-5.45pm at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center.