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HIV testing at immunisation clinics: an opportunity to identify women and infants who are falling through the cracks?

Research from Malawi further strengthens the case for using infant immunisation clinics as a key site for maternal and early infant HIV diagnosis, the Nineteenth International AIDS

Published
02 August 2012
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
HIV treatment for children: how programmes are improving diagnosis and retention

“It is unacceptable that children at this point in time are not receiving treatment,” René Ekpini of UNICEF told a satellite session supported by UNICEF, IAS-ILF and MSH

Published
27 July 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
UNITAID commits US$140 million to bring HIV diagnostic technologies to the ‘point of care’

“UNITAID has announced major investment for cutting-edge point-of-care diagnostic tools essential for better treatment, better detection of resistance, better quality of care in people living with HIV

Published
24 July 2012
By
Theo Smart
Malawi: Routine test offer at immunisation clinics improves early infant HIV diagnosis

Integration of testing for early infant diagnosis was acceptable and feasible at a government immunisation clinic (IC); the proportion of infants who received provider-initiated testing and counselling

Published
13 July 2012
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Second Edition of UNITAID Diagnostic Technology Landscape Report Published

The second edition of the UNITAID Diagnostic Technology Landscape is now available online. First published in June 2011, the report has proven a critical tool for those interested in understanding the pipeline for HIV point-of-care diagnostics, including global health institutions, health care providers, investors, and developers. The 2012 edition represents UNITAID’s continued effort to map the landscape of existing and pipeline products and provides updated information on progress in the development of these important technologies.

Published
26 June 2012
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UNITAID
Instant Infant HIV Diagnosis to be Rolled Out in Rural Kenya

Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso North, in Kenya's Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a new software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the country's leading private university.

Published
13 June 2012
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Inter Press Service
UNAIDS launches "Believe it. Do it." action campaign to help end new HIV infections among children by 2015

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today launched a new campaign, "Believe it. Do it.", aimed at bringing attention and action to the global goal of ending new HIV infections among children by 2015 and ensuring mothers living with HIV remain healthy.

Published
09 May 2012
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UNAIDS
Instant Infant HIV Diagnosis to be Rolled Out in Rural Kenya

Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso North, in Kenya's Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a new software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the country's leading private university.

Published
19 March 2012
From
Inter Press Service
Early infant diagnosis for HIV: is it taking place early enough?

Current early infant diagnosis (EID) protocols may need to be revised in the light of current WHO guidelines on the prevention and treatment of HIV-infection in low-resourced

Published
13 March 2012
By
Theo Smart
South Africa's PMTCT programme reduces mother-to-child transmission to under 4%

Nine years after the start of a national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme, South Africa’s mother-to-child HIV  transmission (MTCT) rate is under 4% at four to eight

Published
19 July 2011
By
Carole Leach-Lemens

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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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