Adolescents Living with HIV

Developing and Strengthening Care and Support Services.


This handbook is intended for those working directly with adolescents living with HIV, and for those who are developing services and protocols to meet their needs. As well as guidance on policy and practice, it includes practical examples that can be used in different settings. 

Commissioned by the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia to support better services, the handbook has been produced by UK experts who have worked with children, adolescents and families living with HIV for almost two decades.

The handbook aims to:

  • share knowledge and learning from practice developments in the UK that can be useful in a global context
  • ensure practitioners have a broad understanding of the psychological and social impacts of HIV on childhood and adolescence
  • promote support that responds to the holistic needs of the child and adolescent
  • promote professional responses to reduce the impact of HIV stigma on children and adolescents.
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