Ssewamala Awarded $3.2 Million by NIMH to Address HIV Stigma in Ugandan Boarding Schools

In Uganda, a sub-Saharan country that is home to more than 170,000 adolescents living with HIV (known as adolescent HIV for teens), HIV stigma continues to be a significant barrier to HIV treatment adherence among adolescents. This contributes to low rates of medication adherence and viral suppression as well high attrition from HIV treatment services. These issues are even more pronounced for ALHIV in boarding schools.

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