Adolescents have some of the poorest outcomes along the HIV care continuum around the world.
Differentiated care or differentiated service delivery has great promise to meet the needs of adolescents living with HIV and reduce unnecessary burdens on the healthcare system.
care or differentiated service delivery is defined as client-centered approaches that simplify and adapt HIV services across the care continuum, in ways that both better serve the needs of adolescents living with HIV and reduce unnecessary burdens on the health system.
Most of the data on differentiated care has been limited to ART delivery for stable adults in high-prevalence settings in sub-Saharan Africa.
A recent supplement to the Journal of the International AIDS Society on differentiated care and HIV provides data to support these new approaches to providing care to PLHIV; however, programs rarely target the unique needs of ALWH.