The Mmata Tswana model is a community caregiver support group model which offers an opportunity for caregivers to:
- Meet, discuss and learn from one another about ART adherence and caring for adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV);
- Provide psychosocial support to one another;
- Offer general care-giving support to one another by, for example accompanying each other’s children for scheduled appointments, as well as assisting them with treatment as necessary; and
- Create a community of knowledge about adolescents’ treatment and health needs to minimise the risks associated with loss to follow-up when a caregiver is unable to take care of an adolescent.
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