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Malawi: Nation Struggling to Address Paediatric HIV

There are 91,000 children living with HIV in Malawi. A shortage of resources means that many do not receive proper treatment and care.

17 November 2010
Lack of treatment of South Africa's infants with HIV

The poor provision of treatment to infants is mainly due to two obstacles: the confusion of health-care workers about the national HIV-treatment guidelines and the reluctance of mothers to have their children tested for HIV.

12 November 2010
The Lancet (editorial)
Uganda: Mobile Technology Doubles HIV Treatment Rate in Babies

HIV-infected babies have had their diagnosis time cut from three months to two weeks thanks to a mobile phone-based technology.

02 November 2010
KENYA: Home HIV testing helps early diagnosis of high-risk children

Home-based voluntary counselling and testing can help to diagnose HIV early among high-risk children, new research in western Kenya has found.

19 October 2010
IRIN Plus News
South Africa: Mass Testing of Learners Opposed

Children's rights organisations and other civil society groups have urged the Health Department to stop its plans to go to schools to test learners for HIV.

22 September 2010
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.