Expediting Access to Antiretroviral Treatment for Infants and Young Children (ViiV Healthcare)
This project, launched in 11 countries including Lesotho, sought to expedite access to testing, care, and ART for infants and young children. By project end, there were significant improvements in key indicators, including more HIV-exposed infants tested within eight weeks of birth; more HIV-exposed infants that tested positive receiving their results within eight weeks of testing; and more HIV-exposed infants and young children (IYC) that tested positive being initiated on ART. The first-ever training in Lesotho on psychosocial support counseling for HIV-positive children and caregivers was held and proved very successful. This project also enabled the Lesotho team to pilot and update the under-five register.