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Strengthening Systems for the Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV Status of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

January 15, 2019

This publication reports on a mixed methods study in three countries to collect qualitative data about the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in place for the collection, management, and use of OVC_HIVSTAT data. Six implementing partners (IPs) across Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Zimbabwe were assessed. This summary report elaborates on the challenges that IPs are facing in… View Article

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Impact of a Comprehensive Adolescent-Focused Case Finding Intervention on Uptake of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Among Adolescents in Western Kenya

January 11, 2019

HIV testing rates among adolescent are low and the assumption that testing approaches, such as provider-initiated testing and counseling in the health facility, will also work to reach adolescents, has not been tested. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Kenya undertook a quasi-experimental study while implementing an innovative adolescent service package to improve HIV testing… View Article

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Adolescent Treatment Literacy Guide For Use in Support Group Settings

January 11, 2019

The Adolescent Treatment Literacy Guide was developed to help adolescents understand HIV, antiretroviral (ARV) regimens, and the importance of adherence to HIV care and treatment. The guide also aims to help adolescents understand the importance of taking control of their lives, set life goals, and achieve their full potential alongside management of this chronic condition…. View Article

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Stemming HIV in adolescents: gender and modes of transmission

January 7, 2019

Adolescents have been rightly highlighted as a priority population in ending HIV but the authors of this article explain that a gender lens is also needed. The authors’ analysis indicate that gender disaggregation illuminates the causes of transmission which must be brought into the light for prevention and appropriate intervention. Using data provided by Avenir… View Article

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Feasibility study of an online support group intervention (SMART Connections) among adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria: Key findings

December 18, 2018

YouthPower implemented a structured support group intervention, SMART (Social Media to promote Adherence and Retention in Treatment) Connections, to be delivered online to improve retention in HIV services and ART adherence among adolescents living with HIV, ages 15-19 years, enrolled in ART services in Nigeria. The study found this online support group intervention delivered through “secret”… View Article

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The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2018

December 10, 2018

The report is based on the Child- Friendliness Index (CFI), which ranks 52 African nations on progress towards realizing the rights and wellbeing of children. The CFI rates Mauritius, Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Cabo Verde, Egypt, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Morocco and Lesotho as the most child friendly African countries, while South Sudan, Central African Republic,… View Article

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Are women’s experiences of emotional and economic intimate partner violence associated with HIV-risk behaviour? A cross-sectional analysis of young women in informal settlements in South Africa

November 15, 2018

This study in South Africa with young women, ages 18-30, looked at the relationship between emotional intimate partner violence (IPV) and economic IPV. Researchers found that both forms of IPV were common. Women who reported emotional IPV were less likely to report condom use at last sex, and those reporting past year economic IPV were… View Article

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Health4All

November 12, 2018

This training guide intends to increase health care workers’ empathy, clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills in regard to key populations, in order to help provide high-quality and comprehensive services free of stigma and discrimination. The guide was written to support LINKAGES projects and is aimed at experienced trainers of health care workers who have a… View Article

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Handbook on Counselling and Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents Living with and Affected by HIV in Africa

November 8, 2018

This handbook provides a comprehensive guide for health care providers who work in counselling and psychological care of children and adolescents. It includes information on HIV clinical care; growth and development; mental health; child protection; counselling and communication; disclosure; loss, grief, and bereavement; adherence; sexual and reproductive health; transition of care; support systems; and monitoring… View Article

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Children’s Consent Framework: Policy and Practice for Maturity-Aligned Engagement of Children in Decisions about HIV-Related Medical and Social Services and Management of Confidential Information

October 10, 2018

Many policies and guidelines for HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care, as well as management of confidential HIV data, do not adequately address the unique needs of children. While there is no formula for when a child is capable to take full responsibility for decisions on HIV-related care and social support services, or when a… View Article

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