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HIV monoclonal antibodies: a new opportunity to further reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission

Journal Articles

By Voronin Y, Mofenson L, Cunningham C, et al. PLoS Med. April 2014

This study explores how monoclonal antibodies against HIV could provide a new opportunity to further reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV and propose that new interventions should consider issues related to implementation, feasibility, and access.

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Measuring coverage in MNCH: population HIV-free survival among children under two years of age in four African countries

Journal Articles

By Stringer J, Stinson K, Tih P, et al.PLoS Med. May 2013

This study measured PMTCT service coverage, regimen use, and HIV-free survival among children ≤24 mo of age in Cameroon, Côte D'Ivoire, South Africa, and Zambia.

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The Association between HIV Status and Antenatal Care Attendance among Pregnant Women in Rural Hospitals in Lesotho

Journal Articles

By Gill M, Machekano R, Isavwa A, Ahimsibwe A, Oyebanji O, Akintade O, Tiam A. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. March 2015.

Early and frequent antenatal clinic (ANC) attendance is important for promotion of healthy outcomes for mother and child. This study explored the relationship between HIV status at the first ANC visit and subsequent ANC attendance among pregnant women in Lesotho.

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How the global call for elimination of pediatric HIV can support HIV-positive women to achieve their pregnancy intentions

Journal Articles

By Mazzeo C, Flanagan E, Bobrow E, Pitter C, Marlink R. Reprod Health Matters. December 2012.

This paper presents a literature review on the interface between pediatric HIV elimination and the pregnancy intentions of HIV-positive women, focusing on the four prongs of prevention of mother-to-child transmission: primary prevention of HIV infection in women; preventing unintended pregnancies in HIV-positive women; preventing transmission of HIV from infected women to their infants; and providing care, support and treatment to HIV-positive women, their children and their families.

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High HIV incidence in the postpartum period sustains vertical transmission in settings with generalized epidemics: a cohort study in Southern Mozambique

Journal Articles

By De Schacht C, Mabunda N, Ferreira O, et al. J Int AIDS Soc. March 2014.

A study was done to determine the HIV incidence rate and associated risk factors among postpartum women in Southern Mozambique, where HIV prevalence among pregnant women is 21%.

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HIV incidence and partner testing during pregnancy, Mozambique mixed-method study

Journal Articles

By De Schacht C, Hoffman HJ, Mabunda N, et al. PloSOne December 2014.

A qualitative study including 37 individual interviews with men, women, and nurses and 11 focus group discussions (n = 94) with men, women and grandmothers explored motivators and barriers to uptake of male HIV testing.

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Access to HIV prevention and care for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children: a qualitative study in rural and urban Mozambique

Journal Articles

By De Schacht C, Lucas C, Mboa C, et al. BMC Public Health Journal; December 2013.

A qualitative study was conducted in three provinces in Mozambique to identify motivators and barriers to improve uptake of and retention in HIV prevention, care and treatment services for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children. 

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The Role of Research in Achieving Virtual Elimination of HIV Infection in Children

Technical Bulletins

This issue of our technical bulletin describes EGPAF's early beginnings as  a research organization devoted to the discovery of treatment options for HIV-positive children and highlights our continuing operations research of HIV/AIDS programs in  supported countries.  

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Improving Quality of HIV Services in Rwanda: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Experience

Technical Briefs

This technical brief describes quality improvement approaches to strengthen HIV prevention care and treatment service delivery in Rwanda.

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