Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment

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Catalyzing Expanded Access to Early Testing, Care and Treatment for HIV-Exposed Infants in Lesotho

Fact Sheets

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has worked in Lesotho since 2004, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH). EGPAF rapidly expanded access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services throughout the country, establishing itself as a key HIV service implementation partner in Lesotho.Through this partnership and direct support to 121 facilities, EGPAF is well-placed to launch the UNITAID project in Lesotho, which will significantly increase the number of HIVpositive infants receiving life-saving treatment in nine countries.

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The Red Carpet Program: Improving Linkage to Care and Optimizing Early Retention of Adolescents with Newly Identified HIV Infection in Homa Bay County, Kenya

Technical Briefs

According to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s Kenya program (EGPAF-Kenya) data in Homa Bay County, adolescents have a HIV-positivity rates of 2.9%, with girls ages 15 to <20 years at 5.1%. Current strategies seem to be failing to successfully link and retain many of these youths living with HIV to sustained treatment. To address this crisis, EGPAF-Kenya is implementing the Red Carpet Program, a concept adapted from a successful Washington D.C.-based program of the same name.

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Improving estimates of children living with HIV from the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model

Journal Articles

By Mahy, Mary; Penazzato, Martina; Ciaranello, Andrea; Mofenson, Lynne; Yianoutsos, Constantin; Davies, Mary-Ann; Stover, John

Estimated numbers of children living with HIV determine programmatic and treatment needs. This paper explains the changes made to the UNAIDS estimates between 2015 and 2016 and describe the challenges around these estimates.

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Diagnosis of HIV Infection During Early Infancy: How Early Is Early Enough?

Journal Articles

By L. M. Mofenson

Diagnosis of HIV infection during early infancy (commonly known as “early infant HIV diagnosis” [EID]) is critical because HIV disease progression is much more rapid in children than adults, with mortality as high as 68% by age 2 years in infants with perinatal infection (acquired in utero or during the intrapartum period), with much of this risk occurring in the first few months of life. 

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From policy to action: how to operationalize the treatment for all agenda

Journal Articles

By Francesca Celletti, Jennifer Cohn, Catherine Connor, Stephen Lee, Anja Giphart and Julio Montaner

This article proposes the development and adoption of a differentiated care model as a practical approach to reach TfA and accelerate progress towards the 90–90–90 target.

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Catalyzing Expanded Access to Early Testing, Care and Treatment for HIV-Exposed Infants

Fact Sheets

By late 2019, the four-year, U.S. $63 million UNITAID/Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) project aims to significantly increase the number of HIV-positive infants receiving life-saving treatment in nine project countries, and also develop robust global and national markets for affordable, effective and equitable HIV infant testing.

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TIMIZA90 Project Factsheet

Fact Sheets

Timiza90 is a five-year (Oct 2016 to Sept 2021) U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded Project which aims to support the implementation and expansion of high quality, sustainable, and comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs.

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Barriers, facilitators and recommendations for the early infant diagnosis and treatment (EIDT) cascade: A qualitative study in Malawi

Journal Articles

By E A Bobrow; A G Yemaneberhan, 2; M Phiri; L Katirayi; A Ahimbisibwe F Chimbwandira; N Buono

To understand barriers, facilitators and recommendations for five key steps in the early infant diagnosis and treatment (EIDT) cascade: (1) identification of HEIs; (2) infant testing; (3) sample processing and transport; (4) reporting results to mothers; (5) ART initiation for HEI.

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End-Of-Project Report: Eliminating Pediatric AIDS in Swaziland

Technical Reports

EGPAF received a five-year award (2010 –2015) from USAID through PEPFAR for the Eliminating Pediatric AIDS in Swaziland Project. The goal of EPAS was to support EGPAF to assist the government of Swaziland in its efforts to achieve virtual elimination of pediatric HIV.

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Adolescent and HIV: Prevention, Care and Treatment Through the Transition to Adulthood

Fact Sheets

Despite major advances in HIV prevention, care and treatment, adolescents are the only age group in which deaths due to AIDS are not decreasing in Africa. Key facts on adolescents and HIV.

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