In our 8th issue of our Research Digest, we have assembled 64 abstracts published from March through April 2019 that feature evidence from Botswana (2), Eswatini (2), Lesotho (2), Malawi (12), Mozambique (4), Namibia (1), South Africa (32), Tanzania (3), Zambia (11) and Zimbabwe (14).
Treat-all is being implemented in several African settings, in accordance with 2015 World Health Organisation guidelines. The factors known to undermine adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) may change in the context of Treat-all, where people living with HIV (PLHIV) increasingly initiate ART at earlier, asymptomatic stages of disease, soon after diagnosis. This paper aimed to examine the asymptomatic PLHIV's experiences engaging with early ART initiation under the Treat-all policy, including how they navigate treatment-taking over the longer term.
In this, our 7th, issue, we have assembled 67 abstracts published from January through February 2019 that feature evidence from Botswana (3), Eswatini (2), Lesotho (2), Malawi (16), Mozambique (3), South Africa (40), Tanzania (2), Zambia (3) and Zimbabwe (7).
The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) delivers life-saving services to people affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 36 country and regional programs. Founded in 2003, PEPFAR is the largest investment in combating a single disease by a single country in history.
This report presents the preliminary findings from an ongoing project undertaken by 4Children that seeks to identify key opportunities to incorporate violence prevention and response interventions within priority PEPFAR Program Areas at clinical and community levels.
Young women who have sexual relationships with older men often are dealing with inequitable power dynamics, little capacity to negotiate safe sex or to refuse sex, and—therefore —a greater risk of acquiring HIV.
In our sixth issue, we have assembled 105 abstracts published from October through December 2018 that feature evidence from Botswana (4), Eswatini (5), Lesotho (2), Malawi (8), Mozambique (6), Namibia (2), South Africa (62), Tanzania (1), Zambia (12) and Zimbabwe (10).
Currently, there is a Standard Treatment Guideline and Essential Medicines List (STG/EML) available for use by health workers at public health care settings in Eswatini; which was published in 2012. Considering the numerous changes in policies, guidelines, and new scientific evidence that informs clinical practice, there is a compelling need to revise and update this guideline so that it remains relevant to the users. It’s widely believed that the current STG has not been used extensively due to a number of factors. TSP/SC-PASS has obtained approval from the Principal Secretary, MOH, Eswatini to support the review, update of the treatment guideline and hereby wishes to engage the services of competent consultant(s) to undertake some aspects of this project as specified below.
More than 120 people from 11 countries across three continents attended the 20th Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) network meeting from November 12-16, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The annual network meeting brings together clinicians, program managers, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) staff, and other key cadres to learn from each other and exchange experiences for improved healthcare programming and service delivery.