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Two major studies presented at the recent International AIDS Conference in Vancouver highlight the importance of peer and community interventions in improving outcomes for mothers living with HIV. Support to ensure timely access to prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services and encouragement to stay in care are central to this.
As UNAIDS and UNICEF launch All In! on 17 February, a global initiative to reduce the unnecessary deaths of adolescents living with HIV, James Odongo reports on the realities faced by teens in Uganda.
A tool to help caregivers and healthcare workers disclose to children that they are living with HIV in Namibia has been found to be highly effective in a low-resource setting. The study evaluated the effectiveness of a paediatric HIV disclosure intervention, and is thought to be the first formal research of its kind in the sub-Saharan Africa context.