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The session explores effective community-based approaches for keeping HIV-positive children and youth on ARV treatment. It centers the voices and experiences of organizations that are run by and for people living with HIV and AIDS, with deep roots in their communities, who have been working to support child treatment adherence for more than a decade. Six organizations from South Africa and Uganda – the Treatment Action Campaign, Cotlands, the Blue Roof Wellness Centre, MUJHU, Reach Out Mbuya Parish AIDS Initiative, and St. Francis Health Care Services – share their progress insights with the Global Village participants and open up a conversation with them about the key factors that must be addressed to ensure child treatment adherence. The approaches taken by community-based organizations are holistic, directed at the whole child, involve a high level of local participation, and are delivering a wide range of wrap-around services to address the multiple pressing medical, nutritional, emotional, psycho-social and educational needs of HIV positive children.

Panel discussion
Betty Nsangi Kintu, Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative, Uganda
Nonzukiso Mpanza, Cotlands, South Africa
Juliane Etima, MUJHU Care, Uganda
Hombisa Ntsikanye, Blue Roof Wellness Center, South Africa
Faustine Ngarambe, St. Francis Health Services, Uganda