HIV Peer Mentors in Morogoro

As coverage of HIV prevention, care and treatment services expands and programs mature, greater attention is being paid to strengthening the capacity of health systems to provide and sustain high quality HIV and AIDS services, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV counseling and testing, integration of HIV services with other clinical services, home-based care and community support, injection safety, and medical waste management.

Improvement methods help HIV and AIDS programs to: 1) provide services for all who need them, 2) retain all those who access services in the continuum of care, and 3) achieve optimal health outcomes for all those who are retained in care.  Strategies to improve coverage of HIV-infected mothers by PMTCT services, especially in antenatal care and at delivery, and improve the follow-up of mother-baby pairs can maximize the uptake of PMTCT services and promote HIV-free survival by assuring that all eligible infants and mothers get needed PMTCT services.  Adult treatment, care, and support can be improved by applying a chronic care model to service delivery and strengthening linkages with community and home-based care.

A Finer Cut: South Africa's Journey to Improve Quality in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

This short film describes the support provided by the PEPFAR-funded USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project to introduce continuous quality improvement (CQI) in PEPFAR-supported voluntary medical male...

Meeting the nutritional needs of men, women, boys, and girls in families affected by HIV

Megan Ivankovich

Senior Program Officer, WI-HER, LLC

Right now, millions of families around the globe are affected by HIV. This means they may be dealing with concurrent struggles related to health, nutrition, and food security, among others. We know that sticking to a healthy diet can strengthen the immune system, improve the effectiveness of ARV drugs, and sustain productivity. Yet many people living with HIV (PLHIV) often face challenges related to food access, availability, and utilization, which can further threaten their health.

Facteurs Associés à l’Implication des Partenaires des Femmes Enceintes reçues en Consultation Prénatales au Burundi

L'objectif global de cette étude était d’identifier les facteurs qui favorisent ou inhibent l’implication des partenaires masculins des femmes enceintes (séronégatives et séropositives) enrôlées à la CPN dans les soins maternels et...

Responding to gender issues to improve outcomes in nutrition assessment, counseling, and support services

Nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) is an approach to integrate evidence-based nutrition interventions into health services, including the prevention, categorization, and treatment of malnutrition and sustained improved...

Evaluation of TB/HIV Collaborative Activities in Swaziland

The dual epidemic of HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis is one of the major health challenges faced by Swaziland. With a TB incidence rate of 733 TB cases per 100,000 per year and 73% of TB patients co-infected with HIV, Swaziland is listed...

21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

Durban, South Africa