Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment

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Voluntary medical male circumcision among adolescents: a missed opportunity for HIV behavioral interventions

Journal Articles

VMMC is one of the first opportunities for adolescent males in African countries to interact with the health care system; HIV counseling at this interaction could maximize HIV prevention opportunities. This study explored male adolescent knowledge around HIV after VMMC and assessed health worker experiences through interviews with 92 VMMC clients (ages 10–19 years) and 33 health providers in South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Clients in all countries reported that limited information was provided about HIV prevention and care during VMMC. Providers reported spending little time talking about HIV prevention, including condom use. This study identifies this male youth interaction in the health care system as a missed opportunity in furthering prevention of HIV in this population.

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Youth engagement in developing an implementation science research agenda on adolescent HIV testing and care linkages in sub-Saharan Africa

Journal Articles

The Project Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR), a United States Agency for the International Development-funded research initiative implemented by EGPAF, led development of a strategic research agenda to improve adolescent HIV care continuum outcomes, including HIV testing and counseling and linkage to care. This involved convening a two-day meeting of 50 experts, including youths living with HIV to review literature, develop research questions and priority areas for program implementation. This article presents the process of involving youth, how they shaped the course of discussions, and the resulting priority research gaps identified at the meeting.

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EGPAF Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Program Tools

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to end global pediatric HIV/AIDS through prevention and treatment programs, research, and advocacy. Read our Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. 

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Incentives Handbook for Adolescents and Health Care Providers (Kenya)

Program Tools

EGPAF–Kenya designed activities to give incentives to both health care providers and adolescents to engage in health services, informed through discussions with both groups in 20 Children’s Investment Fund Foundation-supported facilities in Homabay County, Kenya. This document incorporates helpful feedback from these key groups.

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Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned from the ACT Initiative

Technical Reports

This report shares the promising practices and lessons learned from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative. It was informed by a call for inputs, issued to more than 100 implementing partners in nine countries. The report is for local, national, regional, and global stakeholders interested in the design, implementation, funding, and sustainability of HIV care and treatment for children. It can be used in the countries involved in ACT and beyond. 

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Price Transparency: Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis

Issue Briefs

Price transparency is critical to better position countries and implementing partners to access the best prices. Without price transparency, countries and implementing partners face ambiguity in negotiations with manufacturers and distributers for product and service agreements. POC EID price transparency can help ensure access to the best offers for all, thus improving affordability and maximizing patient impact in countries. 

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Malamu End-of-Project Report

Technical Reports

This publication documents key activities, results, achievements, lessons learned, challenges, and future directions of the Malamu project, implemented by EGPAF in DRC over five years (September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2016). This project was funded by PEPFAR through the CDC and focused on providing PMTCT services, HIV care and treatment, and implementation of Option B+.

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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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