What is it going to take to move youth-related HIV programme policies into practice in Africa?

July 10, 2017
Authors: Daniella Mark, Lina Taing, Lucie Cluve, Chris Collins, Kate Iorpenda, Catarina Andrade and Luann Hatane
Organization: Journal of the International AIDS Society

This commentary identifies the many gaps that exist in moving policy at global, national, and local levels to ensure that youth are being factored into the 90-90-90 goals in Africa.  The authors identify the national policy gaps, the facility procedural gaps, implementation barriers–and specifically gender-specific implementation barriers–and gaps in family, community and social support for adolescents.  The authors suggest 5 key components for moving youth-related HIV policies into practice.