Catalyzing Expanded Access to Early Testing, Care and Treatment among HIV-Exposed Infants

Overview

Status:

Open

Country:

Mozambique

Date:

2015-2019

This Unitaid-funded project aims to increase access to early infant HIV diagnosis (EID) and antiretroviral treatment among eligible children. The project’s two main objectives are to optimize EID networks through the introduction of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic technology to increase the number of infants tested and initiated on ART, and create a market for affordable, effective, and equitable HIV testing of exposed infants. This four-year multi-country project places POC EID platforms in high-volume facilities in Mozambique. These machines enable service providers to test patients and get results on-site within one patient visit, linking more HIV-positive clients to counselling and care.