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Title: Clinic-Based Pediatric Disclosure Intervention Trial Improves Pediatric HIV Status Disclosure in Ghana
Authors: Paintsil, Elijah
Kyriakides, Tassos C.
Antwi, Sampson
Renner, Lorna..et..al
Keywords: HIV
pediatric
disclosure
Ghana
site random
assignment
trial
intervention
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency
Abstract: Disclosing HIV status to HIV-positive children is a major challenge facing families and health care providers. Despite recommendations for disclosure, rates remain low. We tested whether a pediatric HIV disclosure intervention delivered as an integral component of routine HIV health care in Ghana would improve disclosure to children. Methods: Dyads of HIV-infected children aged 7–18 years and their caregivers were enrolled from 2 HIV clinics in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. The sites were randomly assigned to one of the 2 intervention arms to avoid treatment contamination between intervention and control participants. Trained interventionist used theoryguided therapeutic communication and personalized interaction to promote disclosure. Disclosure outcomes were measured at 12-week intervals. All analyses were completed using a modified intention-totreat approach.
Description: This article is published in JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency and also available at DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002316
URI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002316
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