Children and AIDS Community Feed

Important Community Update: Change of email senders

2 weeks 3 days ago
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Announcement
Community Update

22 November 2019
Dear community members,

Thank you for your support as we relaunch the Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative. We are pleased to let you know all further communications will be through MailChimp. We will be closing our Knowledge Gateway platform. Please ensure you continue to receive our emails by checking your inbox and spam folders for a message with the subject, "Community Update: Spam filter for emails".

Please mark the message as 'Not Spam/Move to Inbox' and reach out to us at childrenandaids@unicef.org<mailto:childrenandaids@unicef.org> if you have not received this message.

In our recent survey to community members, 91 per cent noted that the community of practice provides them with new information relevant to their work. When ranking components, 100 per cent of participants noted sharing recent research, summaries from major conferences/ meetings and webinars as an important function. We will continue to make sure these are prioritized by sharing a quarterly newsletter that compiles conference news, research and webinars across the quarter.

Many participants asked for an online discussion forum with opportunities to ask questions and network with each other. We will be exploring possibilities for such a platform in the next few months. In the meantime, please email Rikke Le Kirkegaard (rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>) to share webinar invites, links to your resources and other materials with the community. A compilation of such updates will be shared with the Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative regularly.

Once again, thank you for your participation. Please let us know if you do not receive an email through Mailchimp today and looking forward to our continued collaboration to end AIDS in children everywhere.
If you wish to unsubscribe from all future messages, please click here<https://childrenandaids.us12.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=82682f0b9776eacd79feac406&id=b2ea55cd6e>.

Please invite your colleagues to the community: https://uni.cf/2Jhb4WT
(Existing members do not need to register again).

Questions or comments? Please email childrenandaids@unicef.org<mailto:childrenandaids@unicef.org>

Please note: The Knowledge Gateway platform will no longer be monitored. Please use the links above to edit your subscription as the register and unsubscribe links in the standard footer below will not update the current mailing list. For questions, kindly reach out directly via email.

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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Save the Dates: UNICEF and partner sessions at ICASA 2019

2 weeks 4 days ago
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SAVE THE DATE
ICASA 2019
The 20th ICASA International Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa<http://www.icasa2019rwanda.org/> (ICASA) will be taking place in Kigali, Rwanda on 2-7 December 2019. Please mark your calendars for the five sessions below from UNICEF and partners and circulate the attached flyers. Stay tuned for more updates.
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When: Monday, 2 Dec 2019
08:30 - 10:30
Where: MH4, Kigali Convention Centre



Overview: A diversity of technological and programmatic options today make it possible to design truly women-centered diagnostic services for HIV, TB, cervical cancer and other co-infections. The session will focus on charting a path to the diagnostic services that women need in the context of universal health coverage, thus responding to the global calls for action and addressing inequities. Join for this discussion of global and national commitments, country implementation experiences and lessons learned, technology and service delivery innovation and health system opportunities.
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When: Monday, 2 Dec 2019
09:30 - 16:00
Where: Lemigo Hotel



Overview: Attendees will discuss the barriers and game changers found by the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free Report, leading to an understanding of best practices and priority actions for different regions and countries.
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When: Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019
14:45 - 16:15
Where: MH4, Kigali Convention Centre



Overview: The session will review the status of Africa's response to the crisis of HIV among adolescent girls and young women, through the eyes of African elders, major institutions on the frontlines of the response and adolescent girls and young women themselves. Our objective in this session is to catalyse momentum in the HIV response for this important population, by showcasing home-grown solutions and discussing how a broad range of partnerships can turn the tide of the epidemic for Africa's daughters.


RSVP<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6hhlPz14_y6t5fOmtdu9lTIHSD4awE9YImJ1IOZfV96OiUQ/viewform> here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6hhlPz14_y6t5fOmtdu9lTIHSD4awE9YImJ1IOZfV96OiUQ/viewform>
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When: Thursday, 5 Dec 2019
12:45 - 14:15
Where: MH1, Kigali Convention Centre



Overview: The world is failing to reach all - or even most - of the millions of infants, children and adolescents living with HIV with effective, lifesaving treatment, thus depriving them of the fullest opportunity possible to survive and thrive. During this ICASA session, UNICEF and partners will launch a new paediatric service delivery framework and explore optimal, evidence-informed best practices to close the gap in terms of testing, treating and retention of children in lifelong HIV care.

RSVP<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6hhlPz14_y6t5fOmtdu9lTIHSD4awE9YImJ1IOZfV96OiUQ/viewform> here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6hhlPz14_y6t5fOmtdu9lTIHSD4awE9YImJ1IOZfV96OiUQ/viewform>
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When: Friday, 6 Dec 2019
14:45 - 16:15
Where: MH3, Kigali Convention Centre



Overview: Achieving elimination of mother-to- child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and syphilis demands intensified action and data-driven, tailored approaches and innovations that are adapted to a country's specific epidemiolocal, political and socio-cultural context. Join UNICEF and partners as we launch a programme guide based on the latest scientific research and programmatic evidence that will address key considerations for programming in support of countries going the "last mile" to EMTCT.

RSVP<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6hhlPz14_y6t5fOmtdu9lTIHSD4awE9YImJ1IOZfV96OiUQ/viewform> here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6hhlPz14_y6t5fOmtdu9lTIHSD4awE9YImJ1IOZfV96OiUQ/viewform>
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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>

Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Attachments
Data-Driven Tailored Programming EMTCT - ICASA 2019.pdf
Enhancing Pediatric Service Delivery - ICASA 2019.pdf
Epidemic among AGWY - ICASA 2019.pdf
Meeting the 2020 HIV targets - ICASA 2019.pdf
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Manuel de dépistage du VIH sur le lieu de soins

1 month 1 week ago
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ANNOUNCEMENT
French Toolkit: HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Nous avons le plaisir de vous présenter une nouvelle boite à outils, Manuel de dépistage du VIH sur le lieu de soins<http://www.childrenandaids.org/manuel-poc>. Ce manuel propose une variété d’outils pratiques et de conseils dans le but d’épauler les pays désireux d’incorporer des techniques de dépistage du VIH sur le lieu de soins (Point-of-care, ou POC) au sein des réseaux nationaux de diagnostic et des systèmes de laboratoires existants.

Ce manuel est avant tout destiné aux responsables des programmes de pays. Il pourrait aussi s’avérer utile à d’autres parties prenantes, comme les responsables politiques, les partenaires chargés de la mise en œuvre, les donateurs, le personnel d’approvisionnement et de logistique et les responsables de la formation et du contrôle de qualité. Le présent manuel couvre les aspects suivants de la mise en place du dépistage du VIH sur le lieu de soins :

* Choix du site et du matériel médical
* Enregistrement du site et formation
* Contrôle du site et surveillance post-commercialisation
* Quantification et planification de l’approvisionnement
* Assurance qualité
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Les partenaires et parties prenantes ayant contribué à l’élaboration du manuel comprennent la Société africaine de médecine de laboratoire (ASLM), les Centres pour le contrôle et la prévention des maladies des États-Unis (CDC), la Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), la Fondation pour de nouveaux diagnostics innovants (FIND), le Bureau du coordinateur des États-Unis pour la lutte contre le sida et la diplomatie sanitaire dans le monde (OGAC), la Fondation Elizabeth Glaser de lutte contre le sida pédiatrique (EGPAF), le Centre de diagnostic international de la London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM/IDC), le Centre international de programmes de traitement et de soins du sida (ICAP), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Solthis, Unitaid, l’UNICEF, l’Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (USAID) et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).
Please find the updated HIV POC Diagnostics Toolkit in English here<http://www.childrenandaids.org/poc-toolkit-page>.

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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>


Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar: Girl-led initiatives on HIV prevention, SRH and GBV

1 month 2 weeks ago
Dear Children and AIDS Community,

We are pleased to share an invitation to the first webinar hosted by the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative to be held on 31 October 2019. This new Learning Collaborative is open to all stakeholders interested in sharing programme knowledge, tools and learning to promote HIV prevention, health and well-being among adolescent girls and young women. Join the group here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBtFlcXoqoHUCQC7kUmaptGO1AlBLBXvcAE8QNn1A-OwXMpQ/viewform>.

On behalf of UNICEF’s HIV team,

Rikke Le Kirkegaard
rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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WEBINAR

FOR GIRLS BY GIRLS:
Lessons learned from girl-led initiatives on HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence

Thursday, 31 October 2019
9:00AM New York (GMT-4)
3:00PM Johannesburg (GMT+2)
4:00PM Nairobi (GMT+3)
Dear Collaborators,

We cordially invite you to a webinar on girl-led initiatives, the inaugural webinar of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative.

The session provides:

* Examples of effective strategies for engaging with diverse groups of adolescent girls and young women on HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV);
* Ways in which to account for girls’ and women's voices in the development of policy and national programme design; and
* Advice for adolescent girls and young women who are interested in becoming more actively engaged on the issues of HIV prevention, SRH and GBV.

Speakers:
Winny Obure, Coordinator of ATHENA’s #WhatGirlsWant Project and Founder of Teen Seed Africa, Kenya
Winny is a feminist, activist and human right defender from Kenya. She served as a community liaison for PEPFAR’s DREAMS innovation project and leads the #WhatGirlsWant project in Kenya. Winny is the founder of Teen Seed Africa and the Community Emergency Fund for gender-based violence survivors.

Millicent Sethaile, Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Officer at SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) and HER Voice Ambassador, Botswana
Millicent is a youth activist and Youth SRHR Officer at SAT. She is an ambassador for HER Voice, a programme by the Global Fund to increase participation for adolescent girls and young women and meaningfully engage them in decision-making platforms. She is passionate about bringing together the financing and development industries to best serve communities by investing in programmes that work and positively impact lives.

Brenda Formin, Founder of the Violence Against Girls Initiative, HER Voice Ambassador, Cameroon
Brenda is a youth mentor and girl child activist from Cameroon. She is the founder of the Violence Against Girls Initiative, an Ambassador to the Stacey Fru Foundation in South Africa, and West African Manager for the Teen General Assembly in Nigeria. Brenda worked in collaboration with government officials and administrative authorities to run leadership and skills acquisition workshops with youth.

Facilitator: Damilola Walker, Senior HIV/AIDS Specialist, UNICEF New York

Correspondence: Ornwipa Pam Rugkhla, orugkhla@unicef.org<mailto:orugkhla@unicef.org>

This webinar session is open to all. Please share the information with your networks
Join the webinar: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/269549006<https://us12.mailchimp.com/mctx/click?url=https%3A%2F%2Funicef.zoom.us%2Fj%2F269549006&xid=e28f3b95ee&uid=50382797&pool=&subject=>
Or join by phone, find the local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeFZt8sz0M<https://us12.mailchimp.com/mctx/click?url=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fu%2FaeFZt8sz0M&xid=e28f3b95ee&uid=50382797&pool=&subject=>
Webinar ID: 269 549 006

Following the webinar, a Yammer discussion group will be launched for registered collaborators of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative. Click ‘here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBtFlcXoqoHUCQC7kUmaptGO1AlBLBXvcAE8QNn1A-OwXMpQ/viewform>’ to join the Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative.


The Adolescent Girls and Young Women Learning Collaborative is a platform for the generation and exchange of programme knowledge, tools and insights to prevent HIV in adolescent girls and young women and promote their health and well-being. It is hosted by UNICEF on www.childrenandaids.org/AGYWLC<http://www.childrenandaids.org/AGYWLC>
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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar Recording: Community Engagement and Partnership | PATA Day 3

1 month 3 weeks ago


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PATA 2019 Summit | Webinar Recording
18 October 2019

The Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative co-hosted daily webinars from the PATA 2019 Summit<http://www.teampata.org/> this week. The meeting, which brought together over 200 participants from 12 countries, concluded today. Sessions from the three days addressed integrating HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, ensuring appropriate service delivery for all adolescents and young people and models of community engagement and partnership. A recording from the final webinar of the series is available below.


Visit childrenandaids.org/webinars<http://www.childrenandaids.org/webinars> to watch recordings from the first two days.




RECORDING
Day 3: #READY for Clinic-Community Collaboration
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<http://www.childrenandaids.org/PATA-2019-summit-day2-webinar>

This webinar from the last day of the Summit focused on collaboration between clinics and communities for adolescent health services. Jessica Rodrigues from AVAC discussed the importance of adolescent HIV prevention as a part of HIV-SRHR integration, prevention tools and lessons from oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiations. Dr Immaculate Mutisya from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kenya presented differentiated models of care for adolescents living with HIV, including the impact of self health management. Cedric Nininahazwe of Y+ provided examples of young people working with both clinics and communities and discussed their role as leaders on the frontline. View the recording and slides.<http://www.childrenandaids.org/PATA-2019-summit-day3-webinar>



See the Conversation Online:


@teamPATA<https://twitter.com/teampata?lang=en> | @READY_Movement<https://twitter.com/READY_Movement>

#PATA2019Summit #READYTogether

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Stay tuned to www.teampata.org<http://www.teampata.org/> for updates from the Summit. for

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Carthi Mannikarottu

HIV and AIDS Section, Programme Division

United Nations Children's Fund
3 UN Plaza, New York NY 10017
212-824-6517 | cmannikarottu@unicef.org<mailto:cmannikarottu@unicef.org>
www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>

Webinar Recording: Reaching All Adolescents | PATA Day 2

1 month 3 weeks ago
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PATA 2019 Summit | Webinar Recording
17 October 2019
The Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative is co-hosting daily webinars from the PATA 2019 Summit<http://www.teampata.org/> this week. The collaborative meeting brings together over 200 participants from 12 countries to share lessons and drive action to improve access to quality adolescent-friendly health services, including through the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services and clinic-community collaboration. A recording from the second webinar of the series is available below (see Day 1<http://www.childrenandaids.org/PATA-2019-summit-day1-webinar>). Tune in tomorrow for the final session on partnerships between clinics and communities for adolescent health services.


RECORDING
Day 2: #READY to Reach and Serve All
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This webinar presents key takeaways from Day 2 discussions on ensuring the most marginalized groups of adolescents and young people are reached by stigma-free gender-sensitive HIV and SRHR services. Nyasha Sithole of the ATHENA Network highlighted the challenges faced by young mothers living with HIV. Sonke Gender Justice's Angelica Pino presented evidence on including boys and young men in HIV and SRHR programmes. Najma Shaikh from Kheth'Impilo discussed the results of an innovative school-based model for delivering integrated services. View the recording.<http://www.childrenandaids.org/PATA-2019-summit-day2-webinar>

JOIN US TOMORROW
Day 3: #READY for Clinic-Community Collaboration
Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>
18 October 2019
7:30AM New York | 1:30PM Johannesburg | 2:30PM Nairobi

Overview
This final webinar will discuss key takeaways from the Summit with a focus on the importance of community engagement and partnership. The speakers will highlight a partnership model for differentiated service delivery, the impact of meaningful engagement with young people and youth networks, and the role of clinic-community collaboration in HIV prevention.

Speakers

* Cedric Nininahazwe, Y+, South Africa
* Dr Immaculate Mutisya, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kenya
* Jessica Rodrigues, AVAC, United States of America

Call Details, 16-18 October:

Join us on Zoom: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988

Webinar ID: 646 222 988

To call in by phone:
Find a number based on your current location: https://zoom.us/u/awyJTcF39

Join by room system:
SIP: 646222988@zoomcrc.com<mailto:646222988@zoomcrc.com>
Follow the Conversation Online:

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@teamPATA<https://twitter.com/teampata?lang=en> | @READY_Movement<https://twitter.com/READY_Movement>[Image result for twitter icon]
#PATA2019Summit #READYTogether

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/82682f0b9776eacd79feac406/images/05292c51-fccd-4529-8825-558899541abc.png]To learn more, visit www.teampata.org<http://www.teampata.org/>

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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>


______________________
Carthi Mannikarottu
HIV and AIDS Section, Programme Division
United Nations Children's Fund
3 UN Plaza, New York NY 10017
212-824-6517 | cmannikarottu@unicef.org<mailto:cmannikarottu@unicef.org>
www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>

Webinar Recording: HIV-SRHR Integration for Adolescents | PATA Day 1

1 month 3 weeks ago
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PATA 2019 Summit | Webinar Recording
16 October 2019
The Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative is co-hosting daily webinars from the PATA 2019 Summit<http://www.teampata.org/> this week. The collaborative meeting brings together over 200 participants from 12 countries to share lessons and drive action to improve access to quality adolescent-friendly health services, including through the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services and clinic-community collaboration. Watch the first webinar on integration below and tune in tomorrow for a discussion on inclusive strategies to reach all adolescent populations.


RECORDING
Day 1: #READY to Integrate HIV and SRHR Services
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In this webinar from the first day of the Summit, Alice Armstrong from UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa provided an update on the HIV epidemic among adolescents with a focus on the progress made and priority actions in the region. Discussing examples of promising service delivery approaches, Mildmay Uganda's Violet Nabette presented a one-stop shop model of providing SRHR services to adolescents. Pumeza Runyi of Médecins Sans Frontières discussed the approach and impact of youth care clubs that integrate clinical and psychosocial care for adolescents. View the recording and selected Q&A<http://www.childrenandaids.org/PATA-2019-summit-day1-webinar>.

JOIN US TOMORROW
Day 2: #READY to Reach and Serve All

Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>
17 October 2019
9:30AM New York | 3:30PM Johannesburg | 4:30PM Nairobi

Overview
The webinar from Day 2 will focus on strategies, policies and programmes to ensure stigma-free gender-sensitive services for the most marginalised young populations. The speakers will discuss unique challenges faced by young mothers living with HIV, the inclusion of boys and young men in HIV programming and the use of school models as a promising entry point to provide integrated HIV-SRHR services for all adolescents and young people.

Speakers

* Angelica Pino, Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa
* Najma Shaikh, Kheth'impilo, South Africa
* Nyasha Sithole, ATHENA Network, Zimbabwe

Find the topic and speakers for Day 3 in the full invite<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2019-10/PATA-2019-Summit-Webinar-Invite.pdf>.
Call Details, 16­-18 October:

Join us on Zoom: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988

Webinar ID: 646 222 988

To call in by phone:
Find a number based on your current location: https://zoom.us/u/awyJTcF39

Join by room system:
SIP: 646222988@zoomcrc.com<mailto:646222988@zoomcrc.com>
Follow the Conversation Online:

[Image]<https://twitter.com/hashtag/PATA2019Summit?src=hashtag_click>

@teamPATA<https://twitter.com/teampata?lang=en> | @READY_Movement<https://twitter.com/READY_Movement>[Image result for twitter icon]
#PATA2019Summit #READYTogether

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/82682f0b9776eacd79feac406/images/05292c51-fccd-4529-8825-558899541abc.png]To learn more, visit www.teampata.org<http://www.teampata.org/>

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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>


______________________
Carthi Mannikarottu
HIV and AIDS Section, Programme Division
United Nations Children's Fund
3 UN Plaza, New York NY 10017
212-824-6517 | cmannikarottu@unicef.org<mailto:cmannikarottu@unicef.org>
www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>

Reminder: Webinars on Adolescents, HIV and SRHR | Wed to Fri

1 month 3 weeks ago
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PATA 2019 Summit Webinars
16-18 October 2019


The Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative invites you to join live webinars from the PATA 2019 Summit<http://www.teampata.org/>, a collaborative meeting that will share lessons and drive action, service delivery improvements and accountability in safeguarding the rights of adolescents and young people to access quality adolescent-friendly health services that are responsive to their needs.
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WEBINAR DATES AND TIMES

16 October 2019
9:30AM New York (GMT-4)
3:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2)
4:30PM Nairobi (GMT+3)

17 October 2019
9:30AM New York (GMT-4)
3:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2)
4:30PM Nairobi (GMT+3)

18 October 2019
7:30AM New York (GMT-4)
1:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2)
2:30PM Nairobi (GMT+3)

JOIN US
Day 1: #READY to Integrate HIV and SRHR Services


Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>


Overview

This live webinar from Day 1 of the Summit will provide a regional update on adolescent HIV, progress and priorities and will discuss examples of adolescent service delivery models that are promising and scalable for HIV integration with sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services. This includes the Mildmay Uganda model of providing adolescent SRHR services and the Médecins Sans Frontières youth care club model of integrating clinical and psychosocial care for adolescents.

Speakers

* Pumeza Runeyi, Médecins Sans Frontières, South Africa
* Dr Violet Nabette, Mildmay Uganda
* Alice Armstrong, UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa

JOIN US
Day 2: #READY to Reach and
Serve All


Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>


Overview
The live webinar from Day 2 will focus on strategies, policies and programmes to ensure stigma-free gender-sensitive services for the most marginalised young populations. The speakers will discuss unique challenges faced by young mothers living with HIV, the inclusion of boys and young men in HIV programming and the use of school models as a promising entry point to provide integrated HIV-SRHR services for all adolescents and young people.

Speakers

* Angelica Pino, Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa
* Najma Shaikh, Kheth'impilo, South Africa
* Nyasha Sithole, ATHENA Network, Zimbabwe

JOIN US
Day 3: #READY for Clinic-Community Collaboration


Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>


Overview

The final webinar from Day 3 will discuss key takeaways from the Summit with a focus on the importance of community engagement and partnership. The speakers will highlight a partnership model for differentiated service delivery and the importance of health provider partnership with young people for self-management, the impact of meaningful engagement with youth networks and the role of clinic-community collaboration in HIV prevention.

Speakers

* Cedric Nininahazwe, Y+, South Africa
* Dr Immaculate Mutisya, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kenya
* Jessica Rodrigues, AVAC, United States of America
Call Details, 16­-18 October:

Join us on Zoom: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988

Webinar ID: 646 222 988
To call in by phone:
Find a number based on your current location: https://zoom.us/u/awyJTcF39
Join by room system:
SIP: 646222988@zoomcrc.com<mailto:646222988@zoomcrc.com>
Follow the conversation at @teamPATA<https://twitter.com/teampata?lang=en> and @unicef_aids<https://twitter.com/unicef_aids>. [Image result for twitter icon]
#PATA2019Summit #READYtogether

To learn more, visit www.teampata.org<http://www.teampata.org/> [https://gallery.mailchimp.com/82682f0b9776eacd79feac406/images/05292c51-fccd-4529-8825-558899541abc.png]

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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>


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Carthi Mannikarottu
HIV and AIDS Section, Programme Division
United Nations Children's Fund
3 UN Plaza, New York NY 10017
212-824-6517 | cmannikarottu@unicef.org<mailto:cmannikarottu@unicef.org>
www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>

Attachments
Webinar PATA 2019 Summit - Day 1 (HIV-SRHR Integration).ics
Webinar PATA 2019 Summit - Day 2 (Reach All).ics
Webinar PATA 2019 Summit - Day 3 (Clinic-Community Collaboration).ics

Webinar Invite: PATA 2019 Summit on Adolescents, HIV and SRHR

1 month 4 weeks ago
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PATA 2019 Summit Webinars
16-18 October 2019


The Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative invites you to join live webinars from the PATA 2019 Summit<http://www.teampata.org/>, a collaborative meeting that will share lessons and drive action, service delivery improvements and accountability in safeguarding the rights of adolescents and young people to access quality adolescent-friendly health services that are responsive to their needs.
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WEBINAR DATES AND TIMES

16 October 2019
9:30AM New York (GMT-4)
3:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2)
4:30PM Nairobi (GMT+3)

17 October 2019
9:30AM New York (GMT-4)
3:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2)
4:30PM Nairobi (GMT+3)

18 October 2019
7:30AM New York (GMT-4)
1:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2)
2:30PM Nairobi (GMT+3)


JOIN US
Day 1: #READY to Integrate HIV and SRHR Services


Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>


Overview

This live webinar from Day 1 of the Summit will provide a regional update on adolescent HIV, progress and priorities and will discuss examples of adolescent service delivery models that are promising and scalable for HIV integration with sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services. This includes the Mildmay Uganda model of providing adolescent SRHR services and the Médecins Sans Frontières youth care club model of integrating clinical and psychosocial care for adolescents.

Speakers

* Pumeza Runeyi, Médecins Sans Frontières, South Africa
* Dr Violet Nabette, Mildmay Uganda
* UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa

JOIN US
Day 2: #READY to Reach and
Serve All


Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>


Overview
The live webinar from Day 2 will focus on strategies, policies and programmes to ensure stigma-free gender-sensitive services for the most marginalised young populations. The speakers will discuss unique challenges faced by young mothers living with HIV, the inclusion of boys and young men in HIV programming and the use of school models as a promising entry point to provide integrated HIV-SRHR services for all adolescents and young people.

Speakers

* Angelica Pino, Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa
* Najma Shaikh, Kheth'impilo, South Africa
* Nyasha Sithole, ATHENA Network, Zimbabwe

JOIN US
Day 3: #READY for Clinic-Community Collaboration


Join via Zoom<https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988>


Overview

The final webinar from Day 3 will discuss key takeaways from the Summit with a focus on the importance of community engagement and partnership. The speakers will highlight a partnership model for differentiated service delivery and the importance of health provider partnership with young people for self-management, the impact of meaningful engagement with youth networks and the role of clinic-community collaboration in HIV prevention.

Speakers

* Cedric Nininahazwe, Y+, South Africa
* Dr Immaculate Mutisya, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kenya
* Jessica Rodrigues, AVAC, United States of America
Call Details, 16­-18 October:

Join us on Zoom: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/646222988

Webinar ID: 646 222 988
To call in by phone:
Find a number based on your current location: https://zoom.us/u/awyJTcF39
Join by room system:
SIP: 646222988@zoomcrc.com<mailto:646222988@zoomcrc.com>
Follow the conversation at @teamPATA<https://twitter.com/teampata?lang=en> and @unicef_aids<https://twitter.com/unicef_aids>. [Image result for twitter icon]
#PATA2019Summit #READYtogether

To learn more, visit www.teampata.org<http://www.teampata.org/> [https://gallery.mailchimp.com/82682f0b9776eacd79feac406/images/05292c51-fccd-4529-8825-558899541abc.png]

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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>


Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar recording: SRHR-HIV integration for adolescents and young people

2 months 1 week ago
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Webinar Follow-Up
SRHR and HIV Integration: From a global to local level
On 25 September 2019, Pediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) and the Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative hosted a webinar on the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for adolescents and young people. The presentations provided policy, programme and service delivery perspectives on HIV-SRHR linkages - including resources from the Inter-Agency Working Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages, lessons from clinic-community collaborations and recommendations from the beneficiary experience.

The speakers were Manjulaa Narasimhan (World Health Organization), Georgina Caswell (Frontline AIDS/Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS), Futhie Dlamani (READY+ Health Provider) and Audrey Nosenga (Zimbabwe Young Positives).

The recording, selected Q&A and speaker presentations are now available on childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/PATA-2019-pre-summit-webinar>. The Q&A will be further updated this week with additional comments. Please distribute the link to your colleagues.
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Save the Dates
Live Webinars from the PATA 2019 Summit

Interested in hearing more about integrated HIV services for adolescents and young people?
Stay tuned for webinars on SRHR and HIV, service delivery models, clinic-community collaboration and integrated programming for adolescents and young people from presentations and discussions at the PATA 2019 Summit, 16-18 October.

The Summit is a collaborative meeting that will share lessons and drive action, service delivery improvements and accountability in safeguarding the rights of adolescents and young people to access quality adolescent-friendly health services that are responsive to their SRHR needs and well-being.

The daily webinars will include selected models and key takeaways from the Summit and their implications from the global to sub-national levels for programmes and policies for adolescents and young people living with HIV.
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Note the following times and stay tuned for more details.

16 October 2019: 3:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2) | 9:30AM New York (GMT-4)

17 October 2019: 3:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2) | 9:30AM New York (GMT-4)

18 October 2019: 1:30PM Johannesburg (GMT+2) | 7:30AM New York (GMT-4) TBC

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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>



Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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New Toolkit: HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics

2 months 1 week ago
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ANNOUNCEMENT
HIV Point-of-Care Diagnostics Toolkit
Introducing the new HIV Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics Toolkit<http://www.childrenandaids.org/poc-toolkit-page>. This user-friendly toolkit contains practical tools and guidance to support countries as they introduce POC HIV technologies into existing national diagnostic networks and laboratory systems.

It is primarily intended for country program managers. Other stakeholders including policy makers, implementing partners, donors, procurement and logistics personnel, and training and quality assurance personnel may also find it useful. The toolkit covers the following building blocks for HIV POC testing:

* Site and Product Selection
* Site Enrollment and Training
* Site Monitoring and Post-Market Surveillance
* Quantification and Supply Planning
* Quality Assurance
Explore a new section of the Toolkit: Training Materials
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The training package <http://childrenandaids.org/node/990> provides materials to guide onsite training for the introduction of POC EID testing.

It includes modules and tools for classroom learning as well as hands-on training.
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Partners and stakeholders who contributed to the development of the Toolkit include the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (OGAC), Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/International Diagnostics Centre (LSHTM/IDC), International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF), Solthis, Unitaid, UNICEF, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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www.childrenandaids.org<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>



Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar Reminder: SRHR-HIV integration for adolescents and young people

2 months 2 weeks ago
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Webinar
SRHR and HIV Integration: From a global to local level
25 September 2019
9:00-10:00 a.m. ET (GMT-4)
2:00-3:00 p.m. WAT | 3:00-4:00 p.m. SAST | 4:00-5:00 p.m. EAT (find your time<https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?pl=1&lid=5,3369157&h=5>)
Overview
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Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA)<http://www.teampata.org/>, an action network of health providers and health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, is organizing a webinar co-hosted by UNICEF on the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for adolescents and young people.
Hear from a young person, a health care provider, a programme planner and a global expert on integration from global to local levels. The speakers will discuss SRHR-HIV integration from policy, programme and service delivery perspectives, including lessons from clinic-community collaboration and from the beneficiary experience. Tools from the Inter-Agency Working Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages will also be presented.
Speakers

Audrey Nosenga, Peer Mentor, Zimbabwe Young Positives (ZY+), Zimbabwe
Futhie Dlamani, READY+ Health Provider, Piggs Peak Hospital, eSwatini
Georgina Caswell, Programme Lead, Frontline AIDS, South Africa
Manjulaa Narasimhan, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Call Details

Join us on Zoom: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/952366179

Webinar ID: 952 366 179
To call in by phone:
Find a number based on your current location: https://zoom.us/u/awBgsksYW

To call in with a room system:
H.323:
162.255.37.11 (US West)
162.255.36.11 (US East)
221.122.88.195 (China)
115.114.131.7 (India)
213.19.144.110 (EMEA)
103.122.166.55 (Australia)
209.9.211.110 (Hong Kong)
64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
69.174.57.160 (Canada)
207.226.132.110 (Japan)
SIP: 952366179@zoomcrc.com<mailto:952366179@zoomcrc.com>
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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Attachments
Webinar Invite SRHR-HIV integration for adolescents and young people.ics

Webinar Invite: SRHR-HIV integration for adolescents and young people

2 months 3 weeks ago
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Webinar
SRHR and HIV Integration: From a global to local level
25 September 2019
9:00-10:00 a.m. ET (GMT-4)
2:00-3:00 p.m. WAT | 3:00-4:00 p.m. SAST | 4:00-5:00 p.m. EAT (find your time<https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?pl=1&lid=5,3369157&h=5>)
Overview
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Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA)<http://www.teampata.org/>, an action network of health providers and health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, is organizing a webinar co-hosted by UNICEF on the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for adolescents and young people.
Hear from a young person, a health care provider, a programme planner and a global expert on integration from global to local levels. The speakers will discuss SRHR-HIV integration from policy, programme and service delivery perspectives, including lessons from clinic-community collaboration and from the beneficiary experience. Tools from the Inter-Agency Working Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages will also be presented.
Speakers

Audrey Nosenga, Peer Mentor, Zimbabwe Young Positives (ZY+), Zimbabwe
Futhie Dlamani, READY+ Health Provider, Piggs Peak Hospital, eSwatini
Georgina Caswell, Programme Lead, Frontline AIDS, South Africa
Manjulaa Narasimhan, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Call Details

Join us on Zoom: https://unicef.zoom.us/j/952366179

Webinar ID: 952 366 179
To call in by phone:
Find a number based on your current location: https://zoom.us/u/awBgsksYW

To call in with a room system:
H.323:
162.255.37.11 (US West)
162.255.36.11 (US East)
221.122.88.195 (China)
115.114.131.7 (India)
213.19.144.110 (EMEA)
103.122.166.55 (Australia)
209.9.211.110 (Hong Kong)
64.211.144.160 (Brazil)
69.174.57.160 (Canada)
207.226.132.110 (Japan)
SIP: 952366179@zoomcrc.com<mailto:952366179@zoomcrc.com>
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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Special Edition Newsletter: 2019 International AIDS Society Conference

2 months 3 weeks ago
Dear Children and AIDS Community,

We are pleased to share a special edition of our quarterly newsletter focused on the 2019 IAS Conference. In the past, these newsletters have been shared with UNICEF staff around the world, highlighting UNICEF's work in HIV as well as updates and knowledge products from the global HIV community of relevance to our work with children, adolescents and women. We are now expanding the audience to include the Children and AIDS Community of Practice and hope it is of interest to you. We welcome your thoughts on topics and content - please continue to fill out the survey<https://forms.gle/WNMZiZ2hSo3TrtMq9>.

On behalf of UNICEF's HIV team,

Rikke Le Kirkegaard
rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>






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UNICEF Children and AIDS Newsletter
Special Edition
Highlights from the 2019 International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science
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More than 5,000 people gathered in Mexico City on 21-24 July 2019 for the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019). Papers and presentations in four tracks - basic science, clinical science, prevention science and implementation science - highlighted new developments and the progress made thus far, the challenges of ending AIDS and the road ahead for HIV programmes, policy and practice. The presentations on novel approaches in prevention, the development of new treatment options and promising results from implementation research are reasons for hope.

But progress for children is critically lagging. While the 160,000 children (aged 0-14 years) who became newly infected in 2018 is a decrease from the 240,000 children newly infected in 2010, the pace of progress has slowed. In 2018, only 54 per cent of children living with HIV received antiretroviral therapy (ART), compared with 82 per cent of pregnant women living with HIV; and treatment data for adolescents aged 15-19 years are unreported in many countries. The global targets for children and adolescents were missed in 2018, and some regions remain further behind than others. These and other key points from the new Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free 2019 Report<https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2019/20190722_UNAIDS_SFSFAF_2019>, which was launched at IAS 2019, paint a picture of the challenges that lie ahead in the future of the HIV response for children.

The evidence presented at IAS 2019 overwhelmingly signals that no one solution will suffice to achieve epidemic control and the end of AIDS; and where children and adolescents are concerned, efforts to reach global targets need to be redoubled. The HIV response must take on challenges at the individual, community and population levels. The innovations we invest in should thus be multi-pronged and person-centred, addressing structural, behavioural and biomedical components of HIV prevention, treatment and retention in care, and adaptable to the unique dynamics of the epidemic in each context.

Programmes and policies need not only innovation in concept and design, but also constant adjustments that reflect the contexts of beneficiaries and appropriate scale-up in partnership with communities. For UNICEF's work towards ending HIV and AIDS for children, the conference highlighted both clinical advances, such as for paediatric treatment and biomedical prevention, and lessons from implementation, including issues of access, equity and programme quality based in the experience of what works in country and on the ground.


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Pictured: Global partners at the launch of the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free 2019 Report at IAS 2019. This new progress report reviews progress and challenges as countries approach the 2020 targets for children and adolescents. Download the report here<https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2019/20190722_UNAIDS_SFSFAF_2019>.

From the Conference

Key Takeaways

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UNICEF's Chewe Luo (Associate Director of Programmes, Chief of HIV/AIDS), Damilola Walker (Senior Advisor on Adolescents and HIV) and Catherine Langevin-Falcon (Senior Advisor on Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships) share their main takeaways from IAS 2019.

The progress on achieving HIV epidemic control offers reason for hope.

1. New developments such as long-acting injectables, implants and vaginal rings hold promise for preventing HIV in adolescent girls and young women, who often face challenges with adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). more>>
2. We are learning more about dolutegravir use in pregnancy. New evidence on the safety of the drug was presented, and WHO updated its guidelines to recommend dolutegravir as the preferred HIV treatment option in all populations. more>>
3. Strategic HIV testing approaches, including index-linked case finding, partner notification and the use of self-testing approaches, are being used in diverse settings with important implications for children and adolescents who are missed by traditional approaches. more>>
4. Rapid limiting antigen avidity assays (rapid recency assays) not only are helpful for expanding testing strategies but also can be a game changer for public health surveillance and clinical management, as a tool to help track new infections when they are most highly transmissible and where they occur. more>>
5. Structural prevention and layering of HIV prevention interventions, including keeping girls in school, addressing gender-based violence and offering cash transfers, are critical for adolescent girls and young women, for whom the HIV epidemic is driven by a range of socioeconomic factors. more>>
6. Vaccine development remains complex due to the nature of the HIV virus. But the possibility of a safe and effective vaccine is inspiring to all those working to end AIDS - and when one finally becomes available it will be a turning point for epidemic control. more>>
But there is also more work to be done, if epidemic control is to become a reality.

1. The ambitious 90-90-90 targets by 2020 are a rallying cry for progress, but these treatment targets alone are not enough for epidemic control. more>>
2. While progress has been made in the HIV epidemic at large, less progress has been made among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Further study based on implementation experiences is needed to determine the best interventions to reduce the high risks of HIV incidence in this population. more>>
3. Where health systems are weak, epidemic control is more challenging to achieve. Ending HIV outbreaks and sustaining progress require alignment with broader strategies to strengthen health systems. more>>
4. In settings where the HIV epidemic is concentrated in key populations, adolescent and young people within these populations have disproportionately high rates of HIV incidence. more>>
5. As we look ahead to 2030, the ethical and social implications of new policies and programmes cannot be an afterthought. With each new frontier of prevention and treatment, new ethical questions will arise; addressing them requires ongoing investment in implementation research looking across disciplines. more>>
Abstracts, slides and rapporteur summaries are available on ias2019.org<http://www.ias2019.org>. For additional discussion, join the conversation on Yammer<https://www.yammer.com/unicef.org/#/threads/inGroup?type=in_group&feedId=537698&view=all>.

A Young Voice at the Conference

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Mercy Mutonyi is a champion for HIV prevention programming for female sex workers and vulnerable young women at the Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme, a women-led organization in Kenya. At IAS 2019, she took over @UNICEF_aids<https://twitter.com/unicef_aids> (Twitter) during the launch of the Start Free Stay Free AIDS Free 2019 Report and spoke at a panel on gender transformative approaches<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/30> for the HIV response. Mercy shared with UNICEF her biggest takeaways from this year's conference:


1. What do you see as the most important lessons for programmes and policies?

There were two key points that I hope policymakers and others take from IAS:


1. Community engagement cannot be an afterthought. Often, communities are left out when it comes to HIV prevention research and designing prevention tools. IAS 2019 strongly reinforced the role of the community in HIV science. Voices of young people, women living with HIV, female sex workers and other vulnerable populations count when it comes to designing HIV prevention and treatment approaches.



1. Integrated approaches are what works and what communities need. Following the release of the ECHO study results, the discussion clearly highlighted the need for integrated approaches in the HIV response, and specifically, not to leave out the sexual and reproductive health needs of those vulnerable to HIV. As emphasized in the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free 2019 Report, HIV prevention is beyond just biomedical interventions. Young people and vulnerable populations need a mix of structural, behavioural and biomedical interventions - not just one component. Young people need to feel safe to access and utilize available interventions.


1. Does the research meet the needs of young people at risk of living with HIV? What is missing?



Over the decades, researchers and scientists have made many efforts to design HIV prevention solutions for vulnerable populations. But for any intervention to be acceptable among our communities, it needs to speak to our needs - and this can only be done through meaningful involvement of intended audiences in designing these interventions, beyond just being research participants. We know what will work for us and what won't work for us. This lesson was often discussed at the conference and must continue to be raised.



Also, we need to look at interventions as options because not everyone has the same needs. What one person in one specific situation prefers is perhaps not what another prefers or needs, and prescriptive programmes that lack flexibility and fail to present an array of options makes us less likely to be able to adhere [to treatment]. We also need to be presented with adequate information from the beginning for interventions in the pipeline and those that are being implemented. A lot of times, we receive conflicting messages or scares, as was the case early in the dialogue on dolutegravir in pregnancy. Clarity in language and communication is still missing.



Lastly, policies are a barrier to accessing HIV prevention interventions. This includes policies around age of consent for services for young people as well as around stigma and discrimination against key populations. The newest developments in HIV research will mean nothing on the ground if policies are still a barrier to access them.


1. What makes you most hopeful about the current HIV response and conversations about the future for research, policy and programming?

As a young person, there is much to be hopeful about in current and future HIV research and programming. I see vulnerable populations in the centre of shaping HIV prevention and treatment because their opinions, voices and ideas matter - today and tomorrow. I see a future where HIV prevention and treatment are not perceived as cumbersome, expensive and with limited options.

I am also hopeful for friendly policies that do not prevent vulnerable populations including young women and female sex workers from accessing HIV prevention services or young people living with HIV from accessing treatment and care.

Press Centre

Prevention
New HIV prevention tools address realities of people's lives<http://www.ias2019.org/Media-Centre/Press-releases/ArticleID/244/New-HIV-prevention-tools-address-realities-of-people%E2%80%99s-lives>
IAS (Press Release)
23 July 2019

Treatment
New drugs and more effective treatment regimens featured at IAS 2019<http://www.ias2019.org/Media-Centre/Press-releases/ArticleID/245/New-drugs-and-more-effective-treatment-regimens-featured-at-IAS-2019>
IAS (Press Release)
24 July 2019
Vulnerable Populations
ECHO study finds high rates of HIV and STIs among women in trial countries<http://www.ias2019.org/Media-Centre/Press-releases/ArticleID/241/ECHO-study-finds-high-rates-of-HIV-and-STIs-among-women-in-trial-countries>
IAS (Press Release)
22 July 2019
Prevention
Modest Increase in HIV Prevention Research & Development Funding Encouraging<https://www.avac.org/press-release/modest-increase-hiv-prevention-research-funding>
AVAC (Press Release)
23 July 2019

Treatment
Arm Implant to Prevent HIV in Reach<https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915997>
Medscape (Conference Coverage)
24 July 2019

Vulnerable Populations
Meet Young People on Their Own Terms and Don't Judge Their Sex Lives, Experts Agree<https://www.thebodypro.com/article/meet-young-people-on-their-own-terms-and-dont-judge-their-sex-lives-experts>
TheBodyPro (Conference Coverage)
26 August 2019

Prevention
Three forms of PrEP stigma in Kenya<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/three-forms-prep-stigma-kenya>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
24 July 2019
Treatment
Islatravir plus doravirine may offer new dual therapy option<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/islatravir-plus-doravirine-may-offer-new-dual-therapy-option>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
25 July 2019
Vulnerable Populations
HIV outcomes for transgender women improved by addressing social and structural issues<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/hiv-outcomes-transgender-women-improved-addressing-social-and-structural-issues>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
29 July 2019

Prevention
PrEP implant could last well over a year<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/prep-implant-could-last-well-over-year>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
24 July 2019

Treatment
Without frequent viral load monitoring dolutegravir-based regimens not the best choice for African youth on failing ART<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/without-frequent-viral-load-monitoring-dolutegravir-based-regimens-not-best-choice>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
30 July 2019

Vulnerable Populations
Cash payments to stay in school reduce HIV incidence in girls and young women, eSwatini study finds<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/aug-2019/cash-payments-stay-school-reduce-hiv-incidence-girls-and-young-women-eswatini-study>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
12 August 2019

Prevention
Could integrating HIV prevention into contraceptive services reduce infections among African women?<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/could-integrating-hiv-prevention-contraceptive-services-reduce-infections-among>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
26 July 2019

Epidemic Status
Is the global HIV response in crisis?<http://www.ias2019.org/Media-Centre/Press-releases/ArticleID/238/Is-the-global-HIV-response-in-crisis>
IAS (Press Release)
21 July 2019
Participatory research
The New Face of HIV and Treating the 'Hardly Reached'<https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915707>
Medscape (Conference Coverage)
17 July 2019

Prevention
Dapivirine vaginal ring effective and acceptable with longer use<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/dapivirine-vaginal-ring-effective-and-acceptable-longer-use>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
27 July 2019

Epidemic Status
The Future of the HIV Response<https://www.amfar.org/the-future-of-the-hiv-response/>
amfAR, AVAC, Global Fight, IAS (Press Release)
22 July 2019
Participatory research
Communities Should Be Involved in Research. Here Are Some Key Insights on Good Participatory Practice.<https://www.thebodypro.com/article/communities-should-be-involved-in-research>
TheBodyPro (Conference Coverage)
28 August 2019

Treatment
New studies and WHO guidance clarify the way forward for use of dolutegravir in women of childbearing age<http://www.ias2019.org/Media-Centre/Press-releases/ArticleID/240/New-studies-and-WHO-guidance-clarify-the-way-forward-for-use-of-dolutegravir-in-women-of-childbearing-age>
IAS (Press Release)
22 July 2019

Epidemic Status
UNAIDS calls on countries to accelerate efforts and close service gaps to end the AIDS epidemic among children and adolescents<https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2019/july/2019722_PR_SFSFAF_report>
UNAIDS (Press Release)
22 July 2019

Cure Research
Beyond antibodies: conference hears of new molecular tools to kill HIV-infected reservoir cells<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/beyond-antibodies-conference-hears-new-molecular-tools-kill-hiv-infected-reservoir>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
22 July 2019

Treatment
Dolutegravir recommended for all in new World Health Organization guidelines<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/dolutegravir-recommended-all-new-world-health-organization-guidelines>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
23 July 2019

Epidemic Status
UNAIDS outlines progress on HIV, but decries funding cuts<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/unaids-outlines-progress-hiv-decries-funding-cuts>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
22 July 2019

Cure Research
Could a better understanding of inflammation help research towards an HIV cure?<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/could-better-understanding-inflammation-help-research-towards-hiv-cure>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
31 July 2019

Treatment
Dolutegravir safety in pregnancy: risk is lower than first reported<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/dolutegravir-safety-pregnancy-risk-lower-first-reported>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
23 July 2019

Epidemic Status
Men accounted for two-thirds of HIV transmission in PopART prevention trial<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/men-accounted-two-thirds-hiv-transmission-popart-prevention-trial>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
24 July 2019
Vaccine Research
Promising HIV vaccine to be tested with gay men and trans people<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/promising-hiv-vaccine-be-tested-gay-men-and-trans-people>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
22 July 2019
Treatment
People with HIV express high satisfaction with monthly injectable regimen<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/people-hiv-express-high-satisfaction-monthly-injectable-regimen>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
23 July 2019

Epidemic Status
Select Countries and Cities Report 90-90-90 Progress in Mexico City<https://www.iapac.org/2019/08/14/90-90-90-targets-hiv-mexico-city/>
IAPAC (Conference Coverage)
14 August 2019
Vaccine Research
Trial vaccine could protect against HIV for more than five years<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/jul-2019/trial-vaccine-could-protect-against-hiv-more-five-years>
Aidsmap (Conference Coverage)
25 July 2019

UNICEF Resources

Webinar on Research Presented at IAS 2019 and the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics

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Dr. Lynne Mofenson, senior HIV technical advisor at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, joined a UNICEF webinar in which she summarized the HIV/AIDS research related to women, children and adolescents presented at IAS 2019 and the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics that preceded the conference. The topics presented by Dr. Mofenson include: updates from global UNAIDS and WHO estimates, dolutegravir use and pregnancy outcomes, HIV treatment and prevention in the context of contraception use and pregnancy, antiretroviral drugs for children, HIV prevention and treatment among adolescents and new PrEP options. Watch and share the presentation: childrenandaids.org/ias2019-webinar<http://www.childrenandaids.org/ias2019-webinar>.

Updates to Global HIV Dashboards

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The HIV Estimates for Children dashboard<https://data.unicef.org/resources/hiv-estimates-for-children-dashboard/> has been updated with UNICEF calculations based on UNAIDS 2019 estimates. The dashboard presents global, regional and national trends in the HIV response for children, allows for comparisons between geographical regions by indicator and provides statistical profiles by country, age and sex and over time.

Explore the interactive dashboard<https://data.unicef.org/resources/hiv-estimates-for-children-dashboard/> and the updated global snapshot<https://data.unicef.org/resources/children-hiv-aids-global-snapshot/>.

Summary of Evidence on Key Takeaways

1. New developments such as long-acting injectables, implants and vaginal rings hold promise for preventing HIV in adolescent girls and young women, who often face challenges with adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

* Results from a study evaluating daily oral PrEP as a primary prevention strategy in the HIV Prevention Trials Network highlighted the challenges of adherence in adolescent girls and young women participants aged 16-25 years. Adherence declined from 84 per cent at 3 months to 57 per cent at 6 months and 31 per cent at 12 months after PrEP initiation. (Celum, C., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/2328>)
* A new PrEP implant with islatravir, a type of reverse transcriptase inhibitor, held promise for at least one year of prevention. The implants were generally well-tolerated and drug levels remained above targets at both doses through the study period. (Matthews, R. P., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/4843>)
* The final results from the previously reported HOPE study<http://www.aidsmap.com/news/mar-2018/vaginal-ring-more-hope-dream-higher-adherence-and-better-effectiveness-seen-open> demonstrated effectiveness and tolerability of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine among women in Africa over a year-long period. The ring reduced the risk for HIV infection by an estimated 39 per cent, although this result is limited by the lack of a contemporaneous placebo group. However, it is notable that when offered a choice, the vast majority of women accepted the dapivirine vaginal ring (92 per cent) and continued in the study throughout 12 months. (Baeten J., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/3219>)
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2. We are learning more about dolutegravir use in pregnancy. New evidence on the safety of the drug was presented, and WHO updated its guidelines to recommend dolutegravir as the preferred HIV treatment option in all populations.

* New analyses from Botswana and Brazil suggest that the risk of neural tube defects among infants of women taking dolutegravir is lower than previously reported by the Tsepamo study (Botswana) last year. The new analysis from Botswana included 22 health facilities that were not included in the Tsepamo study and found one case of neural tube defects in infants among 152 mothers with dolutegravir use, compared to two cases among 2,328 HIV-negative mothers. (Raesima, M. M., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/5089>) Thus, there remains a smaller increase in prevalence of neural tube defects observed among children of pregnant women living with HIV on dolutegravir compared to those of pregnant women without HIV in this study. A surveillance-based study from Brazil showed no incidence of neutral tube defects in a cohort of 382 women using dolutegravir during pregnancy. Around half of this cohort received folic acid supplementation. (Pereira, G., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/4991>)
* WHO updated its guidelines<https://www.who.int/hiv/pub/arv/arv-update-2019-policy/en/> to recommend dolutegravir as the preferred first-line and second-line treatment for all populations including pregnant women, based on a review of new evidence. Still, it is important to weigh risks against benefits for each sub-population and understand the limitations of evidence with small cohort sizes and narrow geographical focus. System strengthening measures will be required to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in infants among pregnant women living with HIV, including scaled-up surveillance and folate supplementation during pregnancy. (See slides<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/154>)
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3. Strategic HIV testing approaches, including index-linked case finding, partner notification and the use of self-testing approaches, are being used in diverse settings with important implications for children and adolescents who are missed by traditional approaches.

* Results from the PEPFAR-supported Community Impact to Reach Key and Underserved Individuals for Treatment and Support (CIRKUITS) project, on index and social network testing for adolescents and young people in Zambia, were presented. Trained community health workers identified 1,809 individuals who were HIV-positive and followed up with 87 per cent of them for contacts and social networks. The HIV yield, or proportion of tests performed that are positive, in the population was 32 per cent. (Mwango, L. K., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/4088>)
* Results of self-testing interventions were presented from several countries. In Malawi and Burundi, peer distributors improved uptake of HIV self-testing kits by female sex workers. Community engagement was a key component of an HIV self-testing intervention in Viet Nam. In addition to community-based distribution of kits, the programme included outreach through social media. (See slides<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/84>)
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4. Rapid limiting antigen avidity assays (rapid recency assays) not only are helpful for expanding testing strategies but also can be a game changer for public health surveillance and clinical management, as a tool to help track new infections when they are most highly transmissible and where they occur.

* Rapid recency assays for HIV can distinguish recent infections occurring within the last 12 months from long-term infections. Ambassador Deborah Birx of PEPFAR emphasized the importance of expanding recency testing as a component of routine programme service delivery in all PEPFAR countries. (See video<https://trace-recency.org/ias-2019/>)
* Early evidence of recency testing using limiting antigen avidity assays was shared from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Viet Nam under the Tracking with Recency Assays to Control the Epidemic (TRACE) project. A validation study embedded in scale-up efforts showed concurrence between ELISA tests (considered the 'gold standard' for clinical diagnosis) and the limiting antigen avidity assays. (See summary of presentations<https://trace-recency.org/recency-testing-at-ias-2019/>)
* Recency testing can be an important surveillance tool to understand new infections in young people; pilot projects from across the field found alarming rates of HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women. A recency pilot among pregnant adolescent girls and young women in Malawi identified 10 per cent of participants to be recently infected with the bulk of new infections in a younger cohort aged 13-19 years. (See slides<https://trace-recency.org/ias-2019/>)
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5. Structural prevention and layering of HIV prevention interventions, including keeping girls in school, addressing gender-based violence and offering cash transfers, are critical for adolescent girls and young women, for whom the HIV epidemic is driven by a range of socioeconomic factors.

* The Population Council presented a novel analysis to determine the relative contributions of layered interventions for adolescent girls aged 15-19 years from Zambia. The adolescent girls, all enrolled in the DREAMS programme, were more likely to have comprehensive knowledge about HIV and report consistent condom use when they received educational and economic interventions in addition to social asset-building and safe spaces interventions. (Mathur, S., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/1243>)
* In Eswatini, the Sitakhela Liskusasa Impact Evaluation found the lowest incidence of HIV in a cohort of adolescent girls and young women aged 15-22 years who received a combination of financial and educational interventions compared to those who received only financial incentives or only education interventions. (Gorgens, M., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/4943>)
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6. Vaccine development remains complex due to the nature of the HIV virus. But the possibility of a safe and effective vaccine is inspiring to all those working to end AIDS - and when one finally becomes available it will be a turning point for epidemic control.

* The landmark study in HIV vaccine development to date has been the RV144 efficacy trial in Thailand, which showed that adults who received the experimental vaccine were 31 per cent less likely to acquire HIV at the end of the 3.5-year study period. The latest results from the Phase 2a ASCENT trial, a randomized controlled trial designed to assess safety, tolerability and antibody response of two vaccine regimens, showed promising results for prime-boost combination among low-risk HIV-negative adults in Kenya, Rwanda and the United States. (Stieh, D. J., et al<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/4979>.)
* A new Phase 3 trial called Mosaico, which aims to demonstrate 70 per cent vaccine efficacy, will soon begin in study sites across North America, South America and Europe. (See press conference video<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/181>)
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7. The ambitious 90-90-90 targets by 2020 are a rallying cry for progress but these treatment targets alone are not enough for epidemic control.

* The HPTN 071 (PopART) trial randomized communities in Zambia and South Africa to a standard of care, an intervention of universal HIV testing and voluntary medical male circumcision with universal ART, or an intervention of ART by national guidelines with a primary outcome of HIV incidence. While the universal ART intervention achieved 90-90-90 targets in the study population, it was not associated with a significant reduction in HIV incidence. PopART was presented at CROI 2019 earlier this year. At IAS 2019, a discussion addressed efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the intervention, additional modelling and community engagement during the trial. (See video<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/41>) While the intervention might have had better outcomes over a longer period of time, the population it reached is important to consider. The disconnect between individuals accessing treatment to achieve viral suppression and population-level changes in the epidemic could be because interventions do not adequately address which populations have access to treatment and are supported to be retained in care. (See the discussion in The Lancet HIV<https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhiv/article/PIIS2352-3018(19)30226-7/fulltext>)
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8. While progress has been made in the HIV epidemic at large, less progress has been made among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa. Further study based on implementation experiences is needed to determine the best interventions to reduce the high risks of HIV incidence in this population.

* Additional analyses from the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO), a randomized clinical trial comparing HIV risk among women on three common hormonal contraception methods, showed an alarming rate of HIV incidence in the study population of girls and women aged 16-35 years. The trial, conducted in Eswatini, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia, found no difference in HIV risk by contraceptive method (press release<http://www.ias2019.org/Media-Centre/Press-releases/ArticleID/241/ECHO-study-finds-high-rates-of-HIV-and-STIs-among-women-in-trial-countries>). During the study period, 397 new HIV infections occurred across all study arms, which was an incidence rate of 3.81 per 100 woman-years. (See slides<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/126>)
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9. Where health systems are weak, epidemic control is more challenging to achieve. Ending HIV outbreaks and sustaining progress require alignment with broader strategies to strengthen health systems.

* Weak health systems can exacerbate the crisis of the HIV epidemic. In 2019, Pakistan saw an HIV outbreak in the Larkana district, Sindh province; among 876 new cases found between April and June, 82 per cent (719) were children under the age of 15 years. A WHO-led response suggested that most infections occurred through unsafe injection practices and poor infection control practices in clinics and hospitals. The importance of investing in robust health systems that meet established quality of care standards and can respond quickly to outbreaks cannot be ignored. Further studies are needed to better understand the source and nature of new outbreaks. (See slides<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/171>)
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10. In settings where the HIV epidemic is concentrated in key populations, adolescent and young people within these populations have disproportionately high rates of HIV incidence.

* In Viet Nam, the HIV epidemic is concentrated in key populations, particularly men who have sex with men. An analysis of HIV incidence in this population using a novel recency test found that nearly all (92.8 per cent) of recent infections in the cohort were among young men 24 years of age and below. (Vu, D., et al.<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/2576>) Routine recency testing in Viet Nam has found HIV transmission to be greatest among young people with the median age of new infections at 23 years. (See slides<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/55>)
* Similarly in Thailand, data from the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project showed that young men who have sex with men under the age of 20 have high HIV prevalence and incidence compared to older men, and these younger men have some of the lowest rates of testing uptake. Only 11.2 per cent of men under 20 were tested compared to 59 per cent of men aged 25-49 years, according to LINKAGES data between 2016 and 2018. (Slides upcoming<http://www.infectiousdiseasesonline.com/hiv-pediatrics-2019-presentations/>)
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11. As we look ahead to 2030, the ethical and social implications of new policies and programmes cannot be an afterthought. With each new frontier of prevention and treatment, new ethical questions will arise; addressing them requires ongoing investment in implementation research looking across disciplines.

* While there is considerable evidence on safe breastfeeding for mothers living with HIV and on treatment, global recommendations on breastfeeding must be implemented according to national and subnational contexts Local variations in the socio-economic and cultural context, the health of the mother-baby pair and the risks of HIV transmission weighed against the benefits of breastfeeding should influence a mother's decision to breastfeed her baby, or not. (Session<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/28>)

* Large-scale investments are being made in areas of data collection and analysis as part of HIV research and programme planning. Countries and institutions investing in large-scale, population-based surveys must address the obligation to return results from HIV tests and data analysis to individuals and communities and to inform them of implications for health beyond HIV. Such surveys that are siloed in HIV and fail to include other conditions and issue areas are missed opportunities to address public health from an integrated lens. (Session<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/128>)
* In clinical trials and prevention research, there is a need to communicate and engage with communities to truly reach the goals of informed consent. This includes engaging individuals living with HIV in the design and implementation stages of studies, communicating the progress of studies using language that is accessible and culturally sensitive, conveying the possibilities of further analysis of the data collected and conducting relevant follow-up. (Multiple sessions, including a PrEP demonstration project in Brazil<http://programme.ias2019.org/Programme/Session/132> and discussions by the HIV Vaccine Trial Network and HIV Prevention Trials Network<http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/1369>)
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For more, see rapporteur summaries<http://www.ias2019.org/Programme/The-conference/Rapporteur-summaries> and other resources on ias2019.org<http://www.ias2019.org>

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Save the Date: SRHR-HIV Integration Webinar

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is pleased to share
Save the Date
Webinar on SRHR and HIV Integration: From a global to local level
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

9:00-10:00 am New York (GMT-4)
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Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA)<http://www.teampata.org/>, an action network of health providers and health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, is organizing a webinar co-hosted by UNICEF on the integration of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services for adolescents and young people. The webinar will present linkages from global policy to local service delivery levels with perspectives from young people, health care providers, programme planners and global experts.
Speakers include:

* Manjulaa Narasimhan, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
* Georgina Caswell, Programme Lead, Frontline AIDS, South Africa
* Sister Futhie Dlamani, READY+ Health Provider, Piggs Peak Hospital, eSwatini
* Audrey Nosenga, Peer Mentor, Zimbabwe Young Positives (ZY+), Zimbabwe
Please save the date. Zoom call details to follow.


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Reminder: Children and AIDS Community of Practice Relaunch

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Dear community members,

Thank you very much to all who have completed the feedback form<https://forms.gle/dCTrAh4y6w2oa87K6> thus far. Please continue to add your comments by Tuesday, 10 September 2019.

Since 2013, the Children and AIDS Community of Practice has been connecting professionals around the world on topics around HIV and AIDS, infants, children, adolescents and women. The community will be relaunched on a new platform this year. What would you like to see from the new community? What have you found most useful about the current one? Please share your thoughts using the link above.

If you are no longer interested and would like to stop receiving updates, please email to unsubscribe<mailto:leave.childrenandaids@knowledge-gateway.org>.


Best,

UNICEF HIV team
www.unicef.org/HIV<http://www.unicef.org/HIV>

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Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Updates on Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV Testing

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share
Updates on Point-of-Care
Diagnostic Technologies for HIV
The African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and UNICEF with funding from Unitaid work with ministries of health and other partners to increase access to point-of-care (POC) diagnostic technologies for early infant diagnosis of HIV and viral load monitoring. Find recent updates from the partnership below.
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Accelerating Access to POC Viral Load Testing for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Living With HIV
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This brief highlights policies and programmes related to POC viral load testing among pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. In many countries, viral load policies are not differentiated for pregnant and breastfeeding women despite evidence that timely viral load monitoring is critical for this population. Same-day results for pregnant and breastfeeding women can help ensure timely initiation of ART, improved rates of viral suppression and retention in care to support efforts of preventing vertical transmission of HIV.

Download in English <http://www.childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Accelerating%20Access%20to%20POC%20VL_digital_Eng.pdf> and in French<http://www.childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Accelerating%20Access%20to%20POC%20VL_French_digital.pdf>.

Integrated Testing for TB and HIV using GeneXpert Devices Expands Access to Near-POC Testing
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This brief summarizes lessons learned from Zimbabwe's pilot implementation of integrated testing. Leveraging existing POC devices such as GeneXpert platforms is a critical approach to optimize resources and increase access to rapid testing services. In Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Health and Child Care along with partners deployed GeneXpert platforms machines for tuberculosis and HIV testing to improve access to early infant HIV diagnosis and viral load testing. These findings describe the benefits of integrated testing for individuals, health providers and the health system and are a resource for other countries looking to scale up POC integrated testing.

Download in English <http://www.childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Integrated%20Testing%20for%20TB%20and%20HIV%20Zimbabwe_Eng_digital.pdf> and in French<http://www.childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/Integrated%20Testing%20for%20TB%20and%20HIV%20Zimbabwe_French_digital.pdf>.

Special Issue of Lab Culture
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Lab Culture is ASLM's magazine for laboratory professionals and other stakeholders working in laboratory medicine in Africa. This special issue focuses on POC technologies, including a feature on early infant diagnosis for HIV and lessons learned from HIV-tuberculosis integrated testing programmes. Download the issue<http://www.aslm.org/stay-informed/press-room/lab-culture-newsletter/>.


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Children and AIDS Website<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>



Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Relaunching the Children and AIDS Community of Practice

3 months 1 week ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative

Dear community members,

Since 2013, the Children and AIDS Community of Practice has been connecting professionals around the world on topics around HIV and AIDS, infants, children, adolescents and women. More than 4,000 people now subscribe to this community. Thank you for being one of them.

This year, we will be relaunching this global community on a new platform and want to hear from you about your experiences. Please let us know<https://forms.gle/dCTrAh4y6w2oa87K6> how you would like to engage with the new Children and AIDS Community of Practice. Share your feedback by Tuesday, 10 September 2019.

The Community of Practice will include frequent updates and new opportunities for engagement. If you are no longer interested and would like to stop receiving updates, please email to unsubscribe<mailto:leave.childrenandaids@knowledge-gateway.org>.

For questions, contact Rikke Le Kirkegaard at rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org?subject=UNICEF%20Learning%20Collaborative>.


Best,

UNICEF HIV team
www.unicef.org/HIV<http://www.unicef.org/HIV>

Access the Feedback Form<https://forms.gle/dCTrAh4y6w2oa87K6>

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Children and AIDS Website<http://www.childrenandaids.org/>



Rikke Le Kirkegaard
Programme Specialist | HIV/AIDS
3 United Nations Plaza, New York, USA, 10017
Phone: +1 (929) 401-1682
Email: rlekirkegaard@unicef.org<mailto:rlekirkegaard@unicef.org>
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Webinar Invite: Adolescent HIV service delivery

3 months 2 weeks ago
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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share an invite for a
Webinar from the WHO-HIV Department
Building Bridges - Improving Adolescent HIV Service Delivery
Through South to South Learning
Join the World Health Organization (WHO) for a webinar on differentiated service delivery for adolescent HIV. The webinar will include a discussion of best practices, country perspectives from Ghana and Eswatini, stakeholder perspectives and viewpoints from a young person on adolescent HIV service delivery. Speakers include representatives of Africaid Zvandiri, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, UNICEF and WHO.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019
04:00-05:15 PM CEST (UTC+1)

Join via WebEx<https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/j.php?MTID=m0ad910cfff4f116167b904a9b9a4aeb7>

Join by phone
Find global call-in numbers<https://who-meeting.webex.com/cmp3300/webcomponents/widget/globalcallin/globalcallin.do?MTID=ma76064628b6539cef40de5dc9b4b2903&MTID=ma76064628b6539cef40de5dc9b4b2903&MTID=ma76064628b6539cef40de5dc9b4b2903&MTID=ma76064628b6539cef40de5dc9b4b2903&serviceType=MC&serviceType=MC&serviceType=MC&eventID=846608897&eventID=846608897&eventID=846608897&siteurl=who-meeting&siteurl=who-meeting&siteurl=who-meeting&apiname=globalcallin.php&apiname=globalcallin.php&apiname=globalcallin.php&rnd=3196864191&rnd=3196864191&rnd=3196864191&tollFree=0&tollFree=0&tollFree=0&needFilter=false&needFilter=false&needFilter=false&actappname=cmp3300&actappname=cmp3300&actname=/webcomponents/widget/globalcallin/gcnredirector.do&actname=/webcomponents/widget/globalcallin/gcnredirector.do&renewticket=0>
Access code: 842 321 557

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Please find more information in the attached invite and share with your networks. For any questions, contact Wole Ameyan at ameyanw@who.int<mailto:ameyanw@who.int>.
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Attachments
WHO-Adolescent DSD Webinar-20190903.pdf