WHO Adolescent HTC Review Update (PO# 200660799)

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Investigator: George W. Rutherford, MD
Sponsor: World Health Organization (WHO)

Location(s): Burundi; Comoros; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Rwanda; Seychelles; Somalia; South Sudan; Uganda; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Angola; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo (Kinshasa); Congo (Brazzaville); Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Sao Tome and Principe; Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Sudan; Tunisia; Western Sahara; Botswana; Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland; Western Africa; Benin; Burkina Faso; Cape Verde; Ivory Coast; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; China; Hong Kong S.A.R., China; North Korea; Japan; Macao S.A.R., China; Mongolia; Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Iran; Maldives; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Brunei; Indonesia; Viet Nam; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Philippines; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bahrain; Cyprus; Georgia; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Oman; Palestinian Territory; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; Yemen; Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Jersey; Kosovo; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Uruguay; Venezuela; Anguilla; Turks and Caicos Islands; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Bermuda; Canada; Greenland; U.S. Virgin Islands; American Samoa; Northern Mariana Islands; Australia; Cook Islands; Guam; French Polynesia; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; New Zealand; Niue; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tokelau; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Description

Guidance for HTC and on care for adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) is needed that explicitly considers the range of adolescents’ needs and issues. The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), has developed these guidelines to provide specific recommendations and expert suggestions—for national policy-makers and programme managers and their partners and stakeholders—on prioritizing, planning and providing HIV testing, counselling, treatment and care services for adolescents.