Determinants of viral suppression among adolescents on antiretroviral treatment in Ehlanzeni district, South Africa: a cross-sectional analysis
Staff inolved: Emeka Okonji, Brian van Wyk, Ferdinand Mukumbang & Gail Hughes
Achieving undetectable viral load is crucial for the reduction of HIV transmissions, AIDS-related illnesses and death.
Adolescents (10 to19 years) living with HIV (ALHIV) on antiretroviral treatment (ART) have worse treatment adherence and lower viral suppression rates compared to adults. The aim of this study is to investigate the predictors of viral load suppression among HIV-positive adolescents (10 to 19 years) receiving ART in the Ehlanzeni district of South Africa.