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.
Study done to assess the quality of life (QOL) of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Swaziland who are on ART.
The Government of Swaziland has given high priority to the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and according to the latest data, significant progress has been made in delivering PMTCT services in Swaziland. In 2010, Swaziland committed to the elimination of new infections in children and keeping their mothers alive through comprehensive scale up of PMTCT.
The 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS recognizes the urgent need to achieve the Millenium Developmnt Goals (MDGs0 targets, particularly MDG 6 aimed at halting and reversing the HIV epidemic by 2015.