Webinar: Understanding and Improving Viral Load Suppression in Children Living with HIV

Tuesday, 20 April, 2021 8:30–10:00 AM ET

This webinar co-hosted by UNICEF, UNAIDS and WHO shared findings, challenges and recommendations from a mixed methods study in Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe, undertaken by UNICEF's Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa in collaboration with governments and partners, to determine viral load suppression rates and identify their drivers to inform programming. A panel discussion was convened with country representatives to reflect on the findings and way forward from the ministry of health, laboratory and health worker perspectives. The webinar further provided a global overview of the status of the HIV response and remaining gaps for children, followed by a presentation of WHO guidelines and partnerships for improved diagnostics, treatment and monitoring for children living with HIV.