Social Protection: Potential for Improving HIV Outcomes among Adolescents

This is the fourth policy brief in a series of 6 policy briefs that address social protection & adolescents. This brief outlines ways in which social protection can improve HIV outcomes among adolescents.

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All In to #EndAdolescentAIDS

To end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, specific—yet flexible—strategies are needed for different age groups, populations and geographical locations. Ending the epidemic among adolescents requires amplifying investments where they can make the most difference and fostering innovation by adolescents and youth themselves, as well as governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector.

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Flying high to save children from HIV in Malawi

By Ricardo Pires

18 March 2016 – Twenty-nine-year-old Melina Nkosi* had to wake up before dawn and walk for two and a half hours to reach the Matapila Health Centre, located in a small village 20 kilometres away from Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city. She hopes that today she will finally get the good news for which she’s been desperately dreaming.

For almost two months, Melina has been waiting to get the result of her baby’s HIV test. She is tired from the commute but even more exhausted in her heart and mind.

HEI Toolkit: DBS Job Aids for Laboratory

CDC-Atlanta Maternal Child HIV Branch and International Lab Branch, in collaboration with partners, have developed tools to support health care workers and laboratorians to provide services to HIV-exposed infants, including infant virologic testing.

DBS Job Aids for the Laboratory: DBS receiving, storage, and acceptance criteria

Intended Audience:
Laboratorians who receive dried blood spot specimens.

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HEI Toolkit: DBS Job Aids for Clinic

CDC-Atlanta Maternal Child HIV Branch and International Lab Branch, in collaboration with partners, have developed tools to support health care workers and laboratorians to provide services to HIV-exposed infants, including infant virologic testing.

DBS Job Aids for the Clinic: DBS collection, drying, and packaging

Intended audience:
Health care workers who collect specimens for EID on dried blood spots, dry and package specimens for transport.

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