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Improving HIV Service Delivery for Infants, Children and Adolescents: A Framework for Country Programming

January 21, 2020

This framework represents strategies to address the bottlenecks across the continuum of care for infants, children, adolescents. The framework highlights the targeted and comprehensive service delivery models which emphasize strong linkages between testing, treatment and care, and between communities and facilities. This includes keeping mothers who received interventions for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission… View Article

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African Multi-Site 2-Year Neuropsychological Study of School-Age Children Perinatally Infected, Exposed, and Unexposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus

January 2, 2020

This observational study included neuropsychological evaluations of 611 children in sub-Saharan Africa. After controlling for age, sex and certain socioeconomic and family factors, the researchers found that participants with HIV had poorer performance on cognitive ability, motor function and attention tests compared to participants without HIV in the two comparator groups, at all three time… View Article

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Clinic-Community Collaboration Adolescent Toolkit

December 17, 2019

The Clinic-Community Collaboration (C3) Toolkit ‘Working together to improve PMTCT and pediatric HIV treatment, care and support’ toolkit is primarily for those working to deliver services to adolescents and young people, including clinics, CBOs and health-focused community groups. This includes those at various levels, such as clinic managers, health service providers, clinic officers, CBO managers,… View Article

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AIDSFree Mother-Baby Pair Identification and Retention in Care Through Community Health Volunteers in Kenya: Final Report

December 2, 2019

AIDSFree adapted the successful proactive mother-baby pair- follow-up approach implemented in Eswatini to identify, map, and link pregnant women and mother-baby pairs to care at health facilities in two counties in Kenya. Through the Tembelea program, AIDSFree trained community health volunteers (CHVs) to visit households in their community and map all pregnant women and postnatal… View Article

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Haba Na Haba: Technical Bulletin on Point-of-Care Innovations

November 18, 2019

The elimination of HIV has yet to be achieved because while we are limiting the spread of HIV, those who are unidentified and untreated have become harder and harder to reach. A population particularly difficult to reach with early testing and treatment services is HIV-exposed infants and young children. This technical brief focuses on point-of-care… View Article

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Integrating Early Childhood Development and Health in Eswatini, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe: A Scale-Up Assessment

November 11, 2019

In this report, MEASURE Evaluation provides the results from scale-up assessments of interventions that integrated early childhood development (ECD) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) as part of PEPFAR-funded OVC programs in Eswatini, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. The report includes suggestions and recommendations related to scaling up these interventions in each country; and lessons learned from working… View Article

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Suubi+Adherence study protocol: A family economic empowerment intervention addressing HIV treatment adherence for perinatally infected adolescents

November 8, 2019

This study aims to advance knowledge and inform the development of the next generation of programs aimed at increasing adherence to HIV treatment for HIV+ adolescents in low-resource regions such as sub-Saharan Africa. This is the first time research has looked at integrating and testing family economic empowerment and stability-focused interventions for HIV+ adolescents in… View Article

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Meeting the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children: learnings from Project SOAR

November 8, 2019

Project SOAR conducts HIV operations research to identify practical solutions to improve HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. They have been conducting a number of research studies on documenting the unique vulnerabilities of these orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers, and examining strategies to mitigate the impacts of HIV on them. This research brief… View Article

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“A problem shared is half solved” – a qualitative assessment of barriers and facilitators to adolescent retention in HIV care in western Kenya

October 11, 2019

Qualitative interviews with peri-natally infected infants in western Kenya aimed to understand the barriers and facilitators of treatment retention among adolescents–a group at high risk of dropping out of care. The study found that those who felt supported by family, peers and clinic staff are able to overcome the barriers to treatment such as stigma… View Article

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Dietary intake among paediatric HIV-positive patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in Johannesburg, South Africa

October 11, 2019

This was a prospective cohort study of pediatric patients (aged 1–10 years) initiating ART over a two year period at a public health facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. Understanding that macro – and micronutrient deficiencies, common in HIV, may accelerate disease progression, the purpose of the study was to describe anthropometry, dietary intake and dietary… View Article

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