Prevention and Treatment through a Comprehensive Care Continuum for HIV-affected Adolescents in Resource Constrained Settings (PATC³H)

The PATC³H program is comprised of eight research teams conducting clinical research and  evaluation of a variety of combination interventions aimed at the individual, family, community, structural and education, and health systems levels, to improve health outcomes among adolescents at risk for and youth living with HIV. The primary goal of this initiative is to generate the needed scientific innovation that will yield effective public health interventions for 10 to 24 year-old adolescents and young adults (with emphasis on age 20 or younger) affected by HIV in resource-limited settings in Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa. The program will research any needs or interventions that may help reduce the HIV incidence rates among adolescents, while maximizing the impact of research in adolescent prevention and care for youth with HIV within these countries.


PATC³H is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD),  the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), and the Office of AIDS Research.

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