Ranjan, Lavina

School of Public Health

MSPH

South Africa

Evaluation of an enhanced standard of care package for adolescents

Retention in HIV care is a critical goal of any antiretroviral treatment (ART) program. Recent studies have shown that adolescents with HIV are at higher risk for loss to followup from ART.  Adolescents undergo unique developmental and social changes that are often in conflict with demands of managing a chronic illness such as HIV. In addition, modifiable mental health factors may reduce adherence to care and treatment among HIV-infected adolescents.  This project is set at a large clinic in Northern Johannesburg.  The study is an evaluation of a strengthened package of care for adolescents with HIV, including a holistic approach covering mental health and psychosocial needs of a cohort of 250-300 children.

Global Health Mentor/PI: Sheree Schwartz, PhD

People

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...
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