• 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.

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Improving Index Testing – Standard Operating Procedures

July 21, 2020

Identification of children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV) is a key priority of PEPFAR to ensure timely diagnosis and linkage to life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART). Perinatally infected children, who were not identified during the PMTCT/EID phase, are living longer as ‘well-children,’ therefore finding them requires increased focus and targeted interventions. Index testing has proven… View Article

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Case study: response to COVID-19 in OVC programming in Tanzania

July 2, 2020

As COVID-19 has created a disruption across all aspects of OVC programming, Pact Tanzania’s OVC programs created innovative tools to support community case worker volunteers to appropriately respond to the situation. In Tanzania, the pandemic has caused fear and stigmatization as a lack of information has created an uncertain environment. Among OVC communities, there was… View Article

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AIDS 2020: OVC Satellite Symposium

July 2, 2020

As part of AIDS 2020, Pact will be hosting a satellite symposium on building resilience among HIV-infected and affected children and adolescents. The focus of the session will be on the latest information, specific actions, and evidence-based approaches for getting to epidemic control among children and adolescents. Presentations and discussions will focus on case finding… View Article

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Association between caregiver sex and HIV infection among OVC

July 2, 2020

In a recent publication by the Pact Tanzania team working on the USAID Kizazi Kipya project, a study assessed whether the sex of the caregiver is assocaited with a positive HIV status of OVC. The study found that “OVC in Tanznia with male caregivers have a 40% higher likelihood of being HIV-positive than those with… View Article

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