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TANZANIA: New centres to boost paediatric HIV care

Just 15 percent of all prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission facilities in Tanzania are able to conduct early infant diagnosis; poorly trained health workers and inadequate infrastructure mean general hospitals are ill-equipped to handle routine identification, testing and treatment of HIV-infected children.

Published
15 March 2011
From
IRIN Plus News
South Africa: Students Keen to Know Their Status

Students have shown a willingness to get tested for HIV and say that it is important for everyone to know their status so that if need be, people can start treatment earlier. This follows the launch of the 'First things first' HIV Counselling and Testing Campaign targeting first year tertiary level students around the country.

Published
21 February 2011
From
AllAfrica
South Africa: HIV-positive youth find it hard to cope with loss

HIV-POSITIVE youth often find it hard to cope with their condition if they have lost close family due to the infection.

Published
11 February 2011
From
Sowetan
India: HIV test for babies to start early

HIV testing of infants will now take place one month after birth rather than four months, the National AIDS Control Organization has announced.

Published
09 February 2011
From
Times of India
South Africa: 'HIV testing at schools not for state data'

The Department of Health has stressed that the proposal to test school children for HIV is not aimed at meeting government targets.

Published
03 February 2011
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Sowetan
India: New method found effective in diagnosing HIV in children

A new method, using filter paper, allows high-end polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to be performed equally effectively on small spots of dried blood rather than a whole blood sample with equal amount of sensitivity and specificity. 

Published
28 January 2011
From
Times of India
Major Commitment Made to Dramatically Accelerate the Elimination of Pediatric HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

The Government of Zimbabwe’s national program to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS has received a significant boost with an award by the London-based Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF).

Published
21 January 2011
From
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Firm develops early HIV diagnosis system for Kenyan infants

Strathmore University and Hewlett Packard have developed a custom database application that uses cloud computing to capture, manage and return infant HIV test results in one to two days, a significant improvement from the previous paper-based system that took over one month.

Published
16 December 2010
From
Business Daily Africa
New York Announces Updated Infant HIV Diagnosing Guidelines

All HIV-exposed infants born in New York State should be tested for HIV within 48 hours of birth using a more sensitive procedure to test for HIV, called qualitative RNA nucleic acid testing.

Published
08 December 2010
From
The AIDS Beacon
HP and Clinton Health Access Initiative Partner to Accelerate Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV in Kenya

HP today announced an alliance with the Clinton Health Access Initiative CHAI that will provide structural and systemic improvements in testing and treating more than 120000 infants exposed to HIV in Kenya each year.1...

Published
30 November 2010
From
Bioportfolio

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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