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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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Strengthening Caregiver Parenting Skills for Family Reintegration

October 10, 2019

Keeping Children in Healthy and Protective Families (KCHPF) is an operational research project that supported the reintegration of children living in residential care back into family care. The research was designed to evaluate the impact of adding a household-based parenting program to a standardized reintegration package that included individualized case management support and a reunification… View Article

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Adapting a Parenting Program to Support Family Reintegration

October 8, 2019

Keeping Children in Healthy and Protective Families (KCHPF) is an operational research project that supported the reintegration of children living in residential care back into family care. The research was designed to evaluate the impact of adding a household-based parenting program to a standardized reintegration package that included individualized case management support and a reunification… View Article

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Children in Adverse Situations Indicators and Survey Tools

October 2, 2019

Although research has shed some light on the vulnerabilities and needs of children living in such adverse situations, until now, no standardized indicators have been released to guide practitioners in measuring the extent of their risk to HIV. The goal of the Children in Adverse Situations Indicators and Survey Tools is to answer the following… View Article

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Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response into HIV Services

October 2, 2019

This training seeks to equip health workers who have contact with children in HIV settings with the knowledge and skills to better integrate violence against children (VAC) services into their work. It seeks to transmit information and skills to make them: feel comfortable talking with, providing services and making appropriate referrals to children and their… View Article

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PowerPoint slides for Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response into HIV Service

October 1, 2019

Module 1: Introduction to Violence Against Children Module 2: Guiding principles for responding to VAC Module 3: Violence against children and HIV Module 4: Communication skills Module 5: Identification of VAC in HIV clinical settings Module 6: First-line support for VAC Module 7: Responding to children who are at risk or who have experienced violence… View Article

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Targeting the HIV Epidemic in South Africa: The Need for Testing and Linkage to Care in Emergency Departments

September 26, 2019

This study builds on a 2018 study of emergency department patients in South Africa that found that HIV testing in emergency departments is an effective way to identify and diagnose otherwise hard-to-reach people with HIV. Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for… View Article

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Standard Operating Procedures for Case Management

September 24, 2019

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children) project strengthened social service systems through the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for case management in DRC, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, and Uganda. This multi-country development has been synthesized into this global case management package that can be considered the gold standard for… View Article

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Neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed uninfected children in South Africa: outcomes from an observational birth cohort study

September 23, 2019

The developmental effects for HIV-exposed uninfected children is still unclear. This article includes a summary of related research results and adds its own results. This study adds to the evidence with results indicating that uninfected children exposed to maternal HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy have increased odds of receptive and expressive language delays at 2… View Article

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