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Breastfeeding and HIV: Updated Advocacy Brief

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
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Advocacy Brief on Breastfeeding and HIV


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The Global Breastfeeding Collective, a partnership of more than 20 international agencies led by UNICEF and WHO, released an advocacy brief on breastfeeding and HIV. The key messages are:

* Breastfeeding is a life-saving intervention and the best nutrition for babies.
* There is a very low risk of HIV transmission when mothers adhere to treatment throughout the breastfeeding period.
* Support is key to helping women with HIV adhere to their treatment regimen and breastfeed safely and with dignity.
* HIV testing, treatment and support should be provided as part of the care women receive before, during and after pregnancy.
* Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV is a public health priority.

Download the brief<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2019-02/Collective%20Advocacy%20Brief%20Breastfeeding%20HIV%20Final%20January%202019.pdf> here<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2019-02/Collective%20Advocacy%20Brief%20Breastfeeding%20HIV%20Final%20January%202019.pdf>. Learn more at unicef.org/breastfeeding<http://www.unicef.org/breastfeeding>.




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Abstract Submissions Open for HIVPED 2019

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
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Call for Abstracts for HIVPED 2019



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Virology Education invites researchers to submit abstracts for presentation at the 11th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics (HIVPED 2019). Abstracts can be co-submitted to HIVPED 2019 and the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) under the conditions of strict compliance with the IAS 2019 Embargo Policy. Investigators are encouraged to submit data on the following topics:

* Prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) including HIV-exposed uninfected children
* Antiretroviral treatment of paediatric HIV infection
* Complications of HIV and its treatment in children
* Co-infections in HIV-infected children
* Comprehensive paediatric HIV care
* HIV infection and adolescents (perinatally and behaviorally infected)
* Implementation science research on PMTCT and paediatric treatment programs
Find out more about the program<https://www.virology-education.com/event/previous/7th-hiv-aging-2016/program/>me<https://www.virology-education.com/event/previous/7th-hiv-aging-2016/program/> and submit your abstracts<https://virology.eventsair.com/11hivped/abscontact/Site/Register>. The submission deadline is 29 March 2019.







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







Carthi Mannikarottu
HIV and AIDS Section, Programme Division
United Nations Children's Fund
3 UN Plaza, New York NY 10017
cmannikarottu@unicef.org<mailto:cmannikarottu@unicef.org>

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#WorldAIDSDay and UNICEF

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Dear colleagues,

For this year’s World AIDS Day, UNICEF released a special report on how the epidemic will affect children and adolescents through the year 2030.

Children, HIV and AIDS: The World in 2030 is based on a new analysis of current trends in the HIV response and population estimates. It indicates that millions of children’s lives could be changed, for the better or for the worse, depending on actions taken in the next 10 years. It underlines the need for effective interventions in preventing new HIV infections among adolescents, finishing the unfinished business of preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and making sure all children and adolescents living with HIV are on lifesaving treatment.

The report was released on Thursday, 29 Nov. 2018, at a media event in Johannesburg, South Africa. The launch event, produced in conjunction with The Daily Vox (media partner), featured a panel discussion with Dr. Shaffiq Essajee, UNICEF Deputy Chief of HIV/AIDS, presenting the new UNICEF report; Rose Mekinda, a nurse working to prevent HIV in her community; Saidy Brown, a young HIV activist in South Africa; and Toya Delazy, a popular singer/songwriter. The event can be seen on UNICEF Africa Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/UNICEFAfrica/videos/264770877566648/>.

Please amplify our message and call to action for children and adolescents on #WorldAIDSDay. Below is a suggested post to share:



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We could avoid more than 2 million new HIV infections among children and adolescents over the next 12 years. Here’s how → https://uni.cf/wad2018<https://data.unicef.org/resources/children-hiv-and-aids-2030/> #WorldAIDSDay


Key Links:

Report: https://uni.cf/wad2018<https://data.unicef.org/resources/children-hiv-and-aids-2030/>

Downloadable photos and video: https://weshare.unicef.org/Package/2AMZIFV4E3PK

Websites: www.unicef.org/hiv<https://www.unicef.org/hiv> and www.childrenandaids.org<http://childrenandaids.org/children-hiv-and-aids-2030>


Thank you,

from the Children and AIDS team at UNICEF











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New Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis Briefs

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UNICEF Learning Collaborative
is pleased to share with you

Two New Briefs on
Point-of-Care Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV




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This brief provides the most updated data, information and evidence on point-of-care early infant diagnosis as a game changer for the elimination of paediatric AIDS.

Available in English<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2018-11/Strengthening%20Point-of-Care%20Early%20Infant%20Diagnosis%20ENG%20Oct%202018.pdf> and French<http://childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2018-11/Strengthening%20Point-of-Care%20Early%20Infant%20Diagnosis%20FR%20Oct%202018.pdf>.




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This brief highlights different implementation approaches and testing strategies to expand access to point-of-care early infant diagnosis through both prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) platforms and alternate entry points.


Available in English<http://www.childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2018-11/POC%20EID%20Implementation%20Approaches%20English.pdf> and French<http://www.childrenandaids.org/sites/default/files/2018-11/POC%20EID%20Implementation%20Approaches%20French.pdf>.



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Carthi Mannikarottu
HIV and AIDS Section, Programme Division
United Nations Children's Fund
3 UN Plaza, New York NY 10017
cmannikarottu@unicef.org<mailto:cmannikarottu@unicef.org>