Meta Description: Antiretroviral Therapy programmes for infants and children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection in Low-Middle Income Countries has enabled many to survive and grow into adolescents and adults. However, retention in care of children and adolescents with HIV remains a major operational challenge requiring innovation and creativity.
Particularly, challenges associated with data collection systems may influence reporting of important outcomes such as attrition and loss to follow-up in these settings. Various approaches have been employed to improve retention in HIV programmes in LMIC with varying degrees of success. A number of studies have documented improved retention in care as well as better clinical outcomes using community-based or Community Home-Base Care models.
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