Area VI: Improving adherence to antiretroviral therapy among adolescents living with HIV in Ethiopia

Project: Dissertation


Poor compliance with treatment is a significant challenge among adolescents living with HIV in Ethiopia, leading to poor treatment outcomes. The purpose of this project is to improve treatment outcomes among adolescents with HIV by developing and testing e-health interventions that will increase HIV treatment adherence and retention in care. The framework for trials of complex interventions developed by the Medical Research Council will serve as a methodological basis for the research. HIV positive adolescents who are on treatment for two years or less and aged 10-19 years will be included in this study. Representatives of adolescents will be involved in the designing of the interventions. This study builds on results of and addresses recommendations of previous projects and will involve a training program for a doctoral student.
Effective start/end date2019/01/01 → …

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • Arba Minch University (Project partner)
  • Royal Netherlands Tuberculosis Association (KNCV) (Project partner)