Factors associated with viral suppression among adolescents on antiretroviral therapy in Free State province, South Africa
Elashi, Balsam A.Y.
van Wyk, Brian E.
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In 2019, about 1.7 million adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years were living with HIV worldwide, of which 170000 were newly infected with HIV in 2019. South Africa has the highest number of persons living with HIV. Although there has been major improvement in access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), it is still unclear what proportion of adolescents (aged 10–19 years) are virally suppressed in the provinces of South Africa. To determine the prevalence of and the factors associated with viral suppression among adolescents (10–19 years) on ART in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District Municipality of the Free State province of South Africa.