• A GLOBAL HUB
    ON CHILDREN AND HIV

    Our mission is to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable
    children through connecting the global community and providing
    the most up-to-date information on HIV and other adversities.

    Megan Collins for CRS

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PREVIEW

“If my husband leaves me, I will go home and suffer, so better cling to him and hide this thing”: The influence of gender on Option B+ prevention of mother-to-child transmission participation in Malawi and Uganda

June 23, 2017

Globally, countries are working toward achieving the goal of having 90% of people diagnosed with HIV on sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART). This has been difficult to achieve in PMTCT programs in sub-Saharan Africa owing to a variety of factors and while enrollment in PMTCT has increased under Option B+, which initiates all HIV-positive pregnant or… View Article

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Why Are Orphaned Adolescents More Likely to Be HIV Positive? Distinguishing Between Maternal and Sexual HIV Transmission Using 17 Nationally Representative Data Sets in Africa

June 23, 2017

Adolescent orphans are a high risk group for HIV in Africa. Explanations and interventions are often focused on reducing sexual risk among adolescents. However these results show that maternal transmission is the predominant pathway of HIV transmission among orphaned adolescents. The results from this study are important in directing program attention toward reducing maternal… View Article

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Girl child marriage as a risk factor for early childhood development and stunting

June 15, 2017

There are cultural and economic issues contributing to child marriage and this research contributes to an arsenal of evidence needed to make the cultural shifts and policy changes against child marriage. This paper quantitatively examines the intergenerational effects of girl child marriage, or the developmental and health outcomes of children born to women who marry… View Article

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HIV risk screening for high-yield community testing services for orphans and vulnerable children: a literature review

June 14, 2017

Testing is the first step to reaching 90% with diagnosis and 90% with treatment, yet there are so many reasons why children do not make it to a clinic to be tested for HIV. Community testing services are essential for reaching children, but what is the right way to reach the most at-risk children and… View Article

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