CATS improve quality of life for peers in Mberengwa

Children, adolescents and young people with HIV from Mberengwa, Midlands province welcomed the Community Adolescent Treatment Supporter (CATS) model in their community as they used to face challenges in opening up on issues that affect them. Mberengwa is a rural district which is prone to droughts and high temperatures, but rich in minerals such as gold, iron ore, emeralds and asbestos. The mining activities in the area results in adolescents and young people failing to adhere well to their medication and honour clinic visits as they will be searching for the precious stones. Before the scale up There was a gap for adolescents and young people living with HIV in terms of accessing health ser

Africaid supports HIV positive young people, “my hope was restored!”

“I was angry with my mother for infecting me with HIV through Mother to Child Transmission (MTCT) and keeping the information about my status to herself until I grew to an adolescent. I was even furious with God for allowing this to happen to me as I suddenly felt unwanted: I became highly suicidal and - lost hope to live. I even thought that O’level examination preparations were all in vain.” said Phyllis Phyllis is a 22 year old young woman who stays in Midlands Province and she was born with HIV in January 1995. She grew up having persistent boils all over her body. During one of the visits to the hospital the doctor suggested that Phyllis be tested for HIV; by then she was 16 years o

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