PREVIEW

Enhancing HIV Retention and Clinical Outcomes in Tanzania through Pediatric- and Adolescent-Friendly Services

June 18, 2018

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is necessary for optimal treatment outcomes, yet research shows that most children living with HIV in resource constrained settings are late in accessing care. This study aimed to evaluate the use of pediatric- and adolescent-friendly HIV care and treatment services to improve adherence, retention, and clinical outcomes for children… View Article

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It takes health to end violence against children: Assessing alignment of national health policies with WHO’s Global Plan of Action to address interpersonal violence

June 12, 2018

The World Health Organization has adopted a Global Plan of Action to strengthen the role of the health system to respond to violence against women and children. This Global Plan for Action officially recognizes the role that the health system must play and provides a mandate for countries and their health systems to address violence… View Article

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Trends in Antiretroviral Therapy Eligibility and Coverage Among Children Aged <15 Years with HIV Infection — 20 PEPFAR-Supported Sub-Saharan African Countries, 2012–2016

May 18, 2018

As accumulating evidence revealed lower HIV-associated mortality with early ART initiation, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines broadened ART eligibility for children with HIV infection. To understand the lag between guideline development and implementation, as well as the ART coverage gap, CDC assessed national pediatric HIV guidelines and analyzed Joint United Nations Programme on HIV… View Article

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Listening to the Needs and Preferences of Adolescents Living with HIV in Nigeria

May 18, 2018

Adolescents form a significant part of the population living with HIV, however there is little evidence-based knowledge on adolescent-friendly interventions for improving HIV-related outcomes. The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project partnered with the Girl Effect Nigeria to conduct a study using its Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) methodology to explore the enablers and… View Article

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Empowering caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland

May 14, 2018

This paper reports on the health and psychosocial impacts of a program designed to economically empower female caregivers of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The results presented are from a cohort of 492 female caregivers who participated in savings groups and were responsible for 887 OVC. The data showed that the caregivers had increased earnings,… View Article

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HIV Information Training Manual for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

April 30, 2018

This manual was designed to be a very short information-only course to provide additional HIV facts when delivering other forms of life skills or social assets training. While not a full training, the nine short sessions provide the very basic facts about HIV, disclosure and living positively with HIV. The sessions were designed for use with… View Article

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HIV Information Training Manual

April 30, 2018

This manual was designed to be a very short information-only course to provide additional HIV facts when delivering other forms of life skills or social assets training. While not a full training, the nine short sessions provide the very basic facts about HIV, disclosure and living positively with HIV. The sessions were designed for use in… View Article

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Can Family-Centered Programming Mitigate HIV Risk Factors Among Orphaned and Vulnerable Adolescents? Results from a Pilot Study in South Africa

April 3, 2018

Let’s Talk is a family-centered adolescent HIV prevention program developed for use specifically in South Africa using key components adapted from programs successfully implemented in the US and South Africa. It was created to address individual HIV transmission risk factors common among orphaned and vulnerable adolescents, including elevated risk for poor psychological health. These efforts… View Article

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Interventions to Improve Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among Adolescents in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of the Literature

March 27, 2018

This article is a systematic review of the peer-reviewed and grey literature published between 2010 and 2015 to identify interventions designed to improve antiretroviral adherence among adults and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. The authors conducted searches on PubMed, Web of Science, Popline, the AIDSFree Resource Library, and the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse to… View Article

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“It’s not possible to go inside and have a discussion”: How fear of stigma affects community-based support of of children’s HIV care

March 6, 2018

This study brings us the voices of caregivers and children in Zimbabwe telling us that stigma still matters. In this longitudinal qualitative study, the results indicate that anxiety around discrimination and fear of stigma on participation in the intervention are barriers to caregivers and children–and ones which community health volunteers experience firsthand as they seek… View Article

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