The theme of AIDS 2018 is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges,” drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing. AIDSFree is excited to participate in the 22nd International AIDS Conference, which will be held from July 23–27, 2018, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
We will be hosting a satellite session on innovative approaches for pediatric case finding and displaying posters about a variety of approaches. Poster topics include supporting pregnant adolescents and young mothers; engaging the private sector in pediatric HIV services; evaluating an electronic logistics information system (eLMIS); exploring opportunities in the condom market; and addressing challenges and innovations for VMMC.
Please check back for more information on how you can join us for these presentations as we get closer to the event, and look for the JSI booth to find materials on the additional resources listed further down this page.
AIDSFree Satellite Session
Getting to the First 95 for Children and Adolescents: Innovative Approaches for Pediatric Case Finding (MOSA11)
Monday, July 23, 8:00am - 10:00am, Emerald Room
Case finding among children and adolescents at risk for being HIV-positive remains low, especially in light of PEPFAR’s ambitious 2018 target of initiating 280,000 more children on ART. Even in settings where pediatric testing services are readily available, data suggests that some pediatric clients are not accessing services in a timely manner. To reach children and adolescents living with HIV before severe illness or negative life events (e.g., death of a parent) lead them to a health facility and/or social protection services, it is imperative to identify and scale up effective case finding strategies. This satellite session, featuring presentations from the AIDSFree Project, the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI), and the Supporting Operational AIDS Research Project (Project SOAR), will focus on new approaches for improved HIV case finding for pediatric clients and offer participants recommendations on considerations for their own programs.
AIDSFree presented ten posters:
Adolescents and Children
Building HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Pregnant Adolescent and Young Mothers’ Knowledge, Skills, Resilience, and Problem-Solving Abilities through a Home Visiting Program Using a Novel Case Management Approach
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
Electronic Logistics Information Systems