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Lessons learned from early implementation of B+: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation experience

Journal Articles

By Kieffer MP, Mattingly M, Giphart A, et al. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014

This implementation science study analyzed data from 11 African countries supported by EGPAF to describe early experience implementing Option B+.

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Exploring the use of mobile phone technology for the enhancement of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV program in Nyanza, Kenya: a qualitative study

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By Jennings J, Ong’ech J, Simiyu R, Sirengo M and Kassaye S. BMC Public Health December 2013

Community-based mobile phone programs can complement gaps in clinical services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in areas with poor infrastructure and personnel shortages. However, community and health worker perceptions on optimal mobile phone communication for prevention of mother-to-child transmission are underexplored. This study examined what specific content and forms of mobile communication are acceptable to support the prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

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Provision of Services and Care for HIV-Exposed Infants: A Comparison of Maternal and Child Health Clinic and HIV Comprehensive Care Clinic Models

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By Ong’ech J, Hoffman H, Kose J, Audo M, Matu L, Savosnick P, Guay L. JAIDS September 2012 (61;1): 83-89

This study compared infant follow-up results when HIV-exposed infants services were provided within Maternal and Child Health clinics or in specialized HIV Comprehensive Care Clinics in Kenya.

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HIV monoclonal antibodies: a new opportunity to further reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission

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By Voronin Y, Mofenson L, Cunningham C, et al. PLoS Med. April 2014

This study explores how monoclonal antibodies against HIV could provide a new opportunity to further reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV and propose that new interventions should consider issues related to implementation, feasibility, and access.

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Measuring coverage in MNCH: population HIV-free survival among children under two years of age in four African countries

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By Stringer J, Stinson K, Tih P, et al.PLoS Med. May 2013

This study measured PMTCT service coverage, regimen use, and HIV-free survival among children ≤24 mo of age in Cameroon, Côte D'Ivoire, South Africa, and Zambia.

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The Association between HIV Status and Antenatal Care Attendance among Pregnant Women in Rural Hospitals in Lesotho

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By Gill M, Machekano R, Isavwa A, Ahimsibwe A, Oyebanji O, Akintade O, Tiam A. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. March 2015.

Early and frequent antenatal clinic (ANC) attendance is important for promotion of healthy outcomes for mother and child. This study explored the relationship between HIV status at the first ANC visit and subsequent ANC attendance among pregnant women in Lesotho.

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How the global call for elimination of pediatric HIV can support HIV-positive women to achieve their pregnancy intentions

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By Mazzeo C, Flanagan E, Bobrow E, Pitter C, Marlink R. Reprod Health Matters. December 2012.

This paper presents a literature review on the interface between pediatric HIV elimination and the pregnancy intentions of HIV-positive women, focusing on the four prongs of prevention of mother-to-child transmission: primary prevention of HIV infection in women; preventing unintended pregnancies in HIV-positive women; preventing transmission of HIV from infected women to their infants; and providing care, support and treatment to HIV-positive women, their children and their families.

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High HIV incidence in the postpartum period sustains vertical transmission in settings with generalized epidemics: a cohort study in Southern Mozambique

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By De Schacht C, Mabunda N, Ferreira O, et al. J Int AIDS Soc. March 2014.

A study was done to determine the HIV incidence rate and associated risk factors among postpartum women in Southern Mozambique, where HIV prevalence among pregnant women is 21%.

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HIV incidence and partner testing during pregnancy, Mozambique mixed-method study

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By De Schacht C, Hoffman HJ, Mabunda N, et al. PloSOne December 2014.

A qualitative study including 37 individual interviews with men, women, and nurses and 11 focus group discussions (n = 94) with men, women and grandmothers explored motivators and barriers to uptake of male HIV testing.

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Access to HIV prevention and care for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children: a qualitative study in rural and urban Mozambique

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By De Schacht C, Lucas C, Mboa C, et al. BMC Public Health Journal; December 2013.

A qualitative study was conducted in three provinces in Mozambique to identify motivators and barriers to improve uptake of and retention in HIV prevention, care and treatment services for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children. 

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