Effect of a family-centered model of HIV care on viral suppression and care retention among HIV-positive children in Swaziland
Provision of antiretroviral treatment has generally entailed separate adult and pediatric clinics because different areas of expertise and service organization have been required for the care of children and adults. Yet the provision of comprehensive pediatric HIV treatment, care, and support may more likely be achieved if the child is treated within the context of his/her family. In response, a new paradigm has emerged—family-centered care—that addresses the health needs of all family members, particularly the mother and child.
This brief describes how SOAR is partnering with the Ministry of Health to assess the implementation of a family-centered care (FAM-CARE) program and its effect on viral suppression and retention in care among children living with HIV.Download Brief