Burden of HIV among primary school children and feasibility of primary school-linked HIV testing in Harare, Zimbabwe: A mixed methods study

Tsitsi Bandason, Lisa F. Langhaug, Memory Makamba, Sue Laver, Karin Hatzold, Stephen Mahere, Shungu Munyati, Stanley Mungofa, Elizabeth L. Corbett, Rashida A. Ferrand
  • AIDS Care, May 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2013.780120

HIV and associated stigma among older children

What is it about?

This study confirms that there is still high burden of undiagnosed HIV infection among older children in countries with prior high adult HIV prevalence. Therefore there is need for enhanced provider-initiated testing in this age-group which is currently being missed by the PMTCT. Further, despite awareness of the benefits of HIV testing, HIV-related stigma still dominates parents/guardians’ psychological landscape, therefore there is need for comprehensive information and support for families.

Why is it important?

This study provides critical baseline data on undiagnosed HIV infection among older children in high burden countries and the associated HIV-related stigma affecting this age-group and their families.

The following have contributed to this page: Tsitsi Bandason and Lisa Langhaug

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