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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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Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment Results

December 16, 2016

For 2016, the Accelerating Childern’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) initiative provided a summary of program results.

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Psychological impact on caregivers of HIV-infected children in Udupi district, Karnataka

December 7, 2016

Using a convenience sample of caregivers of children living with HIV/AIDS at treatment clinic in India, this study assessed the psychological distress of these caregivers and found that relationship with child, alcohol use, and schooling of children were reported as significant predictors of psychological distress. Study concludes that caregiver burden and psychological distress were high… View Article

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For Every Child, End AIDS: Seventh Stocktaking Report

December 7, 2016

UNICEF reminds us in this seventh stocktaking report, that we cannot claim victory over AIDS while children are being left behind. This publications provides the statistics related to HIV and children to back up the argument that we must continue to fight against HIV. This publication puts forth three challenges which must be met and… View Article

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Violence against Women and Girls, and HIV report on a high-level consultation on the evidence and implication

December 5, 2016

There is growing evidence that violence in all of its forms – physical, sexual and verbal – potentiates susceptibility to HIV and disease progression among women and girls. Violence and trauma can lead to lower CD4 counts, higher viral loads and lower adherence to prevention and treatment. This document provides the evidence and illustrates potential… View Article

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