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Christian Sermon Guide on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

March 23, 2017

In collaboration with religious leaders, the AIDSFree project developed this sermon guide to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention; stigma and discrimination; and treatment, care, and support; as well as male involvement in the HIV prevention and response continuum.

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Islamic Khutbah Guide on Children and HIV for Religious Leaders

March 23, 2017

In collaboration with religious leaders, the AIDSFree project developed this khutbah guide to empower religious leaders with the tools and skills to reach their congregations with key messages on pediatric HIV transmission and prevention; stigma and discrimination; and treatment, care, and support; as well as male involvement in the HIV prevention and response continuum.

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Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Retention in PMTCT Services by Mitigating the Negative Effect of Not Having Money to Come to the Clinic

March 17, 2017

This study used data from a randomized controlled trial in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo to study the mechanisms by which a cash incentive intervention increases retention in prevention of mother-to-child transmission services. Analysis compared results of 433 newly diagnosed HIV-positive women who received either the standard of care or the standard of care plus… View Article

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Sexual Behavior among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya: A Comparison of Institutional- and Family-Based Care Settings

March 17, 2017

The OSCAR project (Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessment Related to the their Health and Well-Being) is a longitudinal cohort evaluating the effects of living in different care environments on the physical and mental health outcomes of orphaned and separated children aged 10-18 years. Baseline data from OSCAR of a cohort of 1,365 orphaned adolescents aged… View Article

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Elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: lessons learned from success in Thailand

February 13, 2017

Thailand is the first country to achieve the World Health Organization’s (WHO) targets for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission. One lesson learned points to the importance of an effective monitoring system in bringing about a massive, multi-sectoral response. All sectors of Thai society had shared commitment, decision-making, resources and efforts. This article reviews the science… View Article

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HIV Stigma: Perspectives from Kenya Child Caregivers and Adolescents Living with HIV

February 6, 2017

While knowledge about AIDS and access to treatment have increased, this qualitative research from western Kenya suggests that stigma remains high. Participants have faced inaccurate and negative attitudes about how they got the disease and experienced negative social and economic consequences as well as internalized negative feelings about themselves. Treatment related impacts of stigma included… View Article

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Talking to children about their HIV status: a review of available resources, tools, and models for improving and promoting pediatric disclosure

January 19, 2017

Many studies have documented the struggles of caregivers and health care workers to disclose to a child that he or she has HIV. This paper is significant in citing all of those studies and aggregating the common barriers to disclosure. Further, this study looked at all of the available resources on disclosure and found from… View Article

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A case for integrated development: pathways to improve child well-being

December 27, 2016

Integrated programming, and specifically integrating economic strengthening, into programs for improved childhood wellbeing, may be essential to ending the generational cycle of poverty. Under the Supporting Transformation by Reducing Insecurity and Vulnerability with Economic Strengthening (STRIVE) project, value chain strengthening and savings groups were tested as interventions for improving childhood wellbeing. This article includes a… View Article

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Mozambique Job Aid for Infant and Young Child Feeding in the Context of HIV

December 21, 2016

The job aid was developed to give health workers a tool to make the best recommendations for the safest and best feeding approach for children born to HIV-positive mothers.

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AIDSFree Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis Knowledge Base

December 19, 2016

WHO recommends viral load testing as the preferred monitoring tool for diagnosing and confirming the failure of antiretroviral therapy (ART). An essential first step in caring for HIV-infected children is accurate and early diagnosis of HIV early HIV testing, prompt return of results, and rapid initiation of treatment. The AIDSFree HIV Viral Load and Early… View Article

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