Pediatric HIV Treatment Must Be A Global Priority
This document demonstrates how children are being left behind in the HIV response and why interventions are needed for this population. It explains why children are so difficult to reach with lifesaving services, but also illustrates interventions proven successful in reaching children with the care and treatment services they need to survive and thrive.
EGPAF Fights the Double Burden of HIV and Cervical Cancer in Lesotho
Cervical cancer was a death sentence for women in Lesotho. But a new program pioneered by EGPAF is using simple, innovative methods to identify malignancy in its earliest stages and cure this disease before it can progress.
Temporal trends in treatment outcomes for HIV-1 and HIV-2-infected adults enrolled in Côte d’Ivoire
This study conducted a retrospective chart review to assess trends in patient characteristics and attrition (death or loss to follow-up) over time, among a nationally representative sample of 3,682 adults (≥15 years) initiating antiretroviral therapy during 2004-2007 at 34 health facilities.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Capacity-Building Support:Fundação Ariel Glaser Contra o SIDA Pediátrico
This brief gives an overview of how EGPAF has been working with its affiliated organization in Mozambique to scale up technical capacity of health workers to ensure quality provision of HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
Frontline Health Care Workers: Integral to the Continuum of Care of PMTCT
This document illustrates the experience of a pregnant women going through the health care system to show the important role that health workers play in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Community health workers, midwives, nurses, and others are the ones who reach those most in need with lifesaving services - yet there are often too few qualified frontline health workers to deliver the interventions that save lives and prevent new infections of HIV.
Option B+ Means Treatment for Life
Lesotho, with assistance from EGPAF, was one of the first countries to adopt a new set of World Health Organization guidelines for treatment of pregnant women living with HIV. The new guidelines, referred to as “Option B+,” recommend that all pregnant or breastfeeding women who test HIV-positive be immediately enrolled on ART and remain on treatment for life.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Capacity-Building Support: Fondation Ariel Glaser pour la Lutte contre le Sida Pédiatrique
This brief gives an overview of how EGPAF has been working with its affiliated organization in Cote d’Ivoire to scale up technical capacity of health workers to ensure quality provision of HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
Innovation Needed on Pediatric ARV Formulations
This issue brief discusses why new HIV drug formulations are needed in order to better address the needs of children and infants. Current regimens can be difficult to administer and are not always palatable to children.