Its Not Always Easy

Children and adolescents on treatment for HIV can live long healthy lives, but it’s not always easy. Coming to terms with the diagnosis and dealing with societal stigma and discrimination can take a toll on the well-being of individuals and families. Providing children, adolescents, and caregivers with the psychosocial support they need for loved ones living with HIV to thrive is a FACES priority.

Last week FACES teamed up with the Kenya Ministry to Health to train 75 health care providers in Pediatric Psychosocial Support – deepening their ability to better understand and address the needs of children, adolescents, and families in HIV care for long term adherence, retention, and viral load suppression for healthy outcomes.