PMTCT

November 2019: Research Summary

Download a selection of abstracts related to children, HIV and AIDS published in peer-reviewed journals between July and October 2019.

The topics in this issue of the research summary are: (1) HIV in pregnancy and breastfeeding, (2) HIV prevention, (3) HIV testing and diagnostics, (4) paediatric HIV treatment, (5) HIV service delivery for adolescents and young people and (6) HIV epidemic among adolescent girls and young women.

 

From, UNICEF Newsletter: For every child, ending AIDS (November 2019)
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Going the 'Last Mile' to EMTCT: A road map for ending the HIV epidemic in children

The 'Last Mile' road map draws on the latest scientific research and programmatic evidence to describe and recommend strategies to achieve the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMTCT). It includes a synthesis of evidence and country experiences for reaching EMTCT and recommends clear strategies that can improve the coverage, effectiveness and quality of national programmes for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). The goal of this document is to provide guidelines for coordinated action so that national programmes address local priority areas to achieve EMTCT in an effective, people-centred, efficient and directed manner.

This document was conceptualized by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners including the Start Free working group, the Joint United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and it was validated by ministries of health of Botswana, Malawi, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Research Summary - Q2 2019 Newsletter

The Learning Collaborative draws on scientific research published in the second quarter of 2019 to bring you short summaries of the following topics: PMTCT, HIV testing strategies, paediatric treatment, HIV prevention and treatment in adolescent girls and young women, adherence and retention in care, and global governance and financing for HIV.