Social Protection, Economic Empowerment, and ART Adherence among Adolescents Living with HIV
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 9–10 a.m. EST
Background/Summary: There is new evidence available examining the potential protective links between social protection, prevention, economic opportunities, and ART adherence among adolescents living with HIV. Two international researchers will share their preliminary results emerging from studies in South Africa and Uganda, detailing different pathways that uncover the connections between economic opportunities, “cash + care” social protection, and HIV treatment outcomes among adolescents living with HIV.
Professor Lucie Cluver, Oxford University and University of Cape Town
Presentation: Can “cash + care” social protection improve adolescent ART adherence? New evidence from the world’s largest community-based study
Fred M. Ssewamala, Professor of Social Work and International Affairs, Columbia University, New York and Director, Columbia University International Center for Child Health and Asset Development
Presentation: Equity in adherence to ART in economically-vulnerable adolescents living with HIV in Uganda