Masese RV, Ramos JV, Rugalabamu L, Luhanga S, Shayo AM, Stewart KA, Cunningham CK, Dow DE. Challenges and facilitators of transition from adolescent to adult HIV care among young adults living with HIV in Moshi, Tanzania. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2019 Oct;22(22). e25406. PMID: 31651089 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6813636
Scale up of anti-retroviral therapy has enabled millions of children infected with HIV to survive into adulthood, requiring transition of care to the adult HIV clinic. This transition period is often met with anxiety and reluctance. Youth who fail to transition may create strain on capacity in the pediatric and adolescent clinics or result in individuals dropping out of care entirely. This study examined challenges and facilitators to the transition among young adults living with HIV in Moshi, Tanzania.