The Institute supports optimum care and treatment services for adolescents transitioning from pediatric treatment to adult treatment. Some strategies implemented include,
Use of peers to engage with fellow peers in the community and encourage adherence to treatment, and retention in the HIV program.
Training of adolescent caregivers, peer mentors and healthcare workers to deliver adolescent friendly services.
Adolescent Support Groups and Caregiver Forums: Through support groups, adolescents meet with their peers, share experiences and learn about self-care, their health, life skills, and gain psycho-social support. Through care giver fora, adolescent care givers are equipped with knowledge about disclosure, adherence and skills acquisition.
Other strategies include; rescheduling of clinic days in line with the school calendar, sexual and reproductive health education, ensuring that pregnant adolescents and young women have access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission services.