Archive: Health & Nutrition

Webinar: Understanding and Improving Viral Load Suppression in Children Living with HIV

April 14, 2021

Integrating the Health and Social Service Sectors to Achieve Health for All Tuesday, April 20 2021 8:30-10AM New York (GMT-4) 2:30-4PM Geneva (GMT+2) 3:30-5PM Nairobi (GMT+3) Click here to register! Population-based surveys have found that children on antiretroviral treatment fare worse in achieving viral load suppression compared to adults. With this persistent inequity, ending AIDS… View Article

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Prevent, Find, Link and Retain: The Essential Role of OVC Programming in HIV Epidemic Control

May 9, 2019

Full Conference Program On May 29-30, 2019, the OVC Task Force hosted a conference to highlight the contributions of OVC programs to the global 95-95-95 targets.  By mobilizing and engaging both health and social welfare systems, OVC programs have been pivotal to the success of HIV testing and treatment outcomes through enhancing community-clinic linkages, addressing... View Article

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Integrating Early Childhood Development Interventions into HIV Clinical Care Interventions

June 21, 2018

Integrating Early Childhood Development Interventions into HIV Clinical Care Interventions The importance of early childhood development (ECD) has been made abundantly clear as has the particular vulnerability of children living with HIV.  What has been less clear is the best way to integrate ECD interventions into HIV clinical care.  The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children… View Article

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The critical role of OVC Programs in increasing access to HTS for children most at risk: lessons from the field and implications for programming

October 27, 2017

  Despite the dramatic success of HIV treatment programs around the world, children remain under-represented in HIV testing numbers and are thus denied access to life-saving treatment.  Acknowledging that children affected by HIV are at increased risk for infection, and in alignment with PEPFAR technical guidance, over the past four years, many programs have scaled up… View Article

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Starting with the end in view: Designing OVC programs with responsible exit planning for families, programs and national systems

July 28, 2017

In support of the 90-90-90 global initiative to end HIV and AIDS, PEPFAR has instituted a data-driven approach to target geographic areas with high HIV prevalence. As part of this “pivot” in PEFPAR support, OVC programs in low HIV prevalence areas or areas of “sustained support” have had to plan for and support a transition… View Article

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Social Protection, Economic Empowerment, and ART Adherence among Adolescents Living with HIV

May 31, 2016

There is new evidence available examining the potential protective links between social protection, prevention, economic opportunities, and ART adherence among adolescents living with HIV. Two international researchers will share their preliminary results emerging from studies in South Africa and Uganda, detailing different pathways that uncover the connections between economic opportunities, “cash + care” social protection, and HIV treatment outcomes among adolescents living with HIV.

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