HIV Technical Assistance

ICAP provides short-term, targeted, global technical assistance (TA) to countries supported by PEPFAR and the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria. This collaborative partnership enables CDC country teams to seek TA in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), adult and pediatric HIV care and treatment, and disease surveillance and strategic information.

Through this portfolio of projects, ICAP partners with ministries of health (MOH) to increase access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services, and develop tools and resources to strengthen health systems. ICAP TA methods include:

Country Projects

Angola Brazil* Cameroon Central Asia Cote d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Guatemala* Kenya Lesotho Malawi Myanmar Rwanda* South Africa Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia

*ICAP does not have an office in this country.

Global Projects

Pediatric E-Learning Module (ACT Nursing)

ICAP is developing a comprehensive e-learning resource package for pediatric HIV nursing in sub-Saharan Africa. It is intended to build on over a decade of HIV treatment experience and will incorporate best practices from adult learning including case studies, active practice reflection, clinical simulation, job aids, and a structured supportive supervision guide.

Reducing Stigma

ICAP is contributing to the knowledge base on interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination in the health care setting by conducting systemic and supplemental reviews of the published literature and developing an inventory of interventions aimed at reducing stigma in PEPFAR-supported programs, laws, and policies in place. ICAP is evaluating their effectiveness for reducing stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV with a focus on key and other marginalized populations. ICAP is also supporting a satellite meeting on stigma and discrimination at an international conference.

Read: Systematic Review on the Evidence-base for Eliminating Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

Early Infant Diagnosis

ICAP is updating the existing Early Infant Diagnosis guide first developed in 2008 by the CDC in order to address programmatic issues and enhance the capacity of personnel to initiate and provide early infant diagnosis services.