Our Work

Evaluating a Mental Health Intervention to Improve Mental Health and HIV outcomes among HIV-Positive Tanzanian Youth

Project Objectives

Aim 1: Establish a tool kit for HIV adolescent care by adapting and translating a HIV curriculum and mental health intervention, such that training for lay-counselors can be implemented in additional HIV adolescent clinics in Tanzania.

Aim 2: Determine if a lay-counselor delivered mental health intervention improves mental health and anti-retro viral therapy adherence.

Project Policy Impact Description

Attention to mental health among this vulnerable HIV-positive adolescent population is critical. Evidence-based support of the impact of a mental health intervention is likely to have local and national policy implications for implementation of mental health services as standard of care in HIV adolescent clinics.

Faculty

Department & School

Pediatrics: Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine

Locations

Sponsors

  • NIH-Fogarty International Center

Collaborators

  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
  • Duke Center for Child and Family Health

Project Status

Ongoing

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