Mapping HIV Services and Policies for Adolescents: A Survey of 10 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), supported AIDSTAR-One in conducting a mapping activity to identify HIV policies and services for adolescents in 10 sub-Saharan African countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The resulting technical report is a resource for program planners and policymakers working to improve services and policies for HIV prevention, care, and treatment among adolescents and ALHIV in sub-Saharan Africa. The report highlights service gaps, innovative approaches, areas requiring programmatic prioritization, and potential areas for integration. AIDSTAR-One used the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of an adolescent as a young person aged 10-19.

AIDSTAR-One conducted 40 in-depth key informant interviews with PEPFAR and UNICEF country offices, and 29 online surveys with implementing and government partners who are involved in HIV services for adolescents.