The main objective of this predominately ethnographic, mixed methods study was twofold: first it was explore adolescents’ access to and utilisation of available HIV services including testing, and antiretroviral treatment as well as adherence to the treatment and retention in HIV care. The second objective was to gain in-depth insight into the experiences of adolescents living with HIV in different family contexts in Swaziland, from the perspective of adolescents themselves.
Antiretroviral therapy has been identified as one of the interventions that can help lower the risk of HIV transmission from one person to another. The protective nature of ART was demonstrated in the HPTN 052 study, but this protection is at the individual level and translating this to the entire population is a function of ART coverage and efficiencies at the national level.
Study done to assess the quality of life (QOL) of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Swaziland who are on ART.