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Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations

Available in French and English. The objective of this toolkit is to provide guidance on the disclosure process of an HIV status for pediatric and adolescent populations. This document contains tools for use in clinical practice to build the capacity of health care workers, caregivers, and pediatric and adolescent patients themselves in assisting with and delivering successful and informed disclosure.

4th Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s biannual conference, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24-27 October 2018, focused on clinical content for HIV and TB health care workers in the region and featured a wide range of topics, from new antiretroviral drugs, AIDS-related complications, and opportunistic infections, to promoting adherence and ethical issues.

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Call for Abstracts: 4th Southern African HIV Clinicians Society Conference

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The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society’s biannual conference focuses on clinical content for HIV and TB health care workers. The 2018 conference programme has been carefully designed to benefit all health care practitioners, with topics ranging from new antiretroviral drugs, AIDS-related complications, opportunistic infections, promoting adherence and ethical issues.

Assessing TB infection control practices in Malawi: research application and implications for the regional response

Tuberculosis (TB) is the 9th leading cause of death worldwide.1 While TB mortality and incidence are decreasing, there are still significant gaps in detection and treatment.2 One in four new TB cases occurred in Africa in 2016, and co-infection with HIV is a notable challenge, with 34% of those infected with TB on the continent also living with HIV.3 While people living with HIV are a particularly vulnerable population due to their compromised immunity, health care workers (HCWs) are also at higher risk due to frequent and sustained exposure to th

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Tingathe Outreach Program, Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation-Malawi

WHO implementation tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection - MODULE 1: Clinical

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World Health Organization

Following the WHO recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”, partners in countries expressed the need for practical advice on how to consider the introduction of PrEP and start implementation.

In response, WHO has developed this series of modules to support the implementation of PrEP among a range of populations in different settings.

Module 1: clinical

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Continuous quality improvement intervention for adolescent and young adult HIV testing services in Kenya improves HIV knowledge

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Wagner, Anjuli D.; Mugo, Cyrus; Bluemer-Miroite, Shay; Mutiti, Peter M.; Wamalwa, Dalton C.; Bukusi, David; Neary, Jillian; Njuguna, Irene N.; O’Malley, Gabrielle; John-Stewart, Grace C.; Slyker, Jennifer A.; Kohler, Pamela K.

Objectives: To determine whether continuous quality improvement (CQI) improves quality of HIV testing services for adolescents and young adults (AYA).

Design: CQI was introduced at two HIV testing settings: Youth Centre and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Center, at a national referral hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.

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“At our age, we would like to do things the way we want: ” a qualitative study of adolescent HIV testing services in Kenya

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Wilson, Kate S.; Beima-Sofie, Kristin M.; Moraa, Helen; Wagner, Anjuli D.; Mugo, Cyrus; Mutiti, Peter M.; Wamalwa, Dalton; Bukusi, David; John-Stewart, Grace C.; Slyker, Jennifer A.; Kohler, Pamela K.; O’Malley, Gabrielle

Objectives: Adolescents in Africa have low HIV testing rates. Better understanding of adolescent, provider, and caregiver experiences in high-burden countries such as Kenya could improve adolescent HIV testing programs.

Design: We conducted 16 qualitative interviews with HIV-positive and HIV-negative adolescents (13–18 years) and six focus group discussions with Healthcare workers (HCWs) and caregivers of adolescents in Nairobi, Kenya.

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WHO implementation tool for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV infection

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World Health Organization

OVERVIEW

Following the WHO recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination HIV prevention approaches”, partners in countries expressed the need for practical advice on how to consider the introduction of PrEP and start implementation.

In response, WHO has developed this series of modules to support the implementation of PrEP among a range of populations in different settings.

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HIV testing experiences and their implications for patient engagement with HIV care and treatment on the eve of 'test and treat': findings from a multicountry qualitative study

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Wringe, A., Moshabela, M., Nyamukapa, C., et al.

In view of expanding 'test and treat' initiatives, we sought to elicit how the experience of HIV testing influenced subsequent engagement in HIV care among people diagnosed with HIV.

We conducted in-depth interviews in Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe with 5-10 health workers and 28-59 people living with HIV, per country. Topic guides covered patient and provider experiences of HIV testing and treatment services. Themes were derived through deductive and inductive coding.

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