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Youth Linkage and Retention

HIV infection remains alarmingly high in youth aged 15-24 years, with young people, especially young women, having significantly poorer retention and viral suppression than their adult counterparts. 

“Youth Linkage and Retention Interventions from HIV Diagnosis to Adult Care Transition in Khayelitsha” presents the findings and ‘how to’ guide of four youth-focussed interventions piloted by MSF in Khayelitsha between 2011-2015. These include Same Day Point of Care (PoC) CD4 tests, Rapid ART Initiation, counselling for ART ineligible youth, and Youth Clubs.