ICAP to Study HIV Treatment Retention among Pregnant Women in Swaziland

July 22, 2015

ICAP received funding from the NIH to conduct a two-year study to evaluate retention and engagement in care among HIV-infected pregnant women receiving lifelong antiretroviral treatment—known as Option B+—at ten health facilities in Swaziland’s Manzini and Lubombo regions.

Through this study, ICAP is partnering with Swaziland’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to locate and engage approximately 600 women who initiated Option B+ in the context of ICAP’s Safe Generations study for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in order to determine challenges and facilitators to retention.

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ICAP at the 8th IAS Conference on Pathogenesis Treatment & Prevention

July 17, 2015

Friday and Saturday, July 18-19 7th International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics View full program Saturday, July 18 ICAP Pre-Conference Meeting Achieving Quality & Demonstrating Impact in Global HIV Programs View full program IAS ORAL and POSTER ABSTRACTS Monday, July 20 Hall B, West Exhibition Level A comparison of strategies to recruit Black men who have sex with men with undiagnosed HIV infection and/or unsuppressed viral load #MOPEC490 Ballroom C-D 2:30 – 4:00pm HPTN 067 ADAPT results from MSM in Harlem Sharon Mannheimer on behalf...

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ICAP Leadership Serve as Guest Editors of Special AIDS Issue

July 15, 2015

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, director of ICAP and Mailman School professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, and Miriam Rabkin, MD, MPH, director for health systems strategies at ICAP and associate professor of Epidemiology, served as guest editors of the special AIDS Supplement: Fostering HIV Program Quality to Achieve Epidemic Impact. The issue, which is currently available online, will be released in its print version at next week’s 8th International AIDS Society Conference in Vancouver. The special supplement includes articles that focus on the quality gap in HIV care and treatment services, and offer insights into novel approaches and large-scale successes.

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ICAP Receives Funding to Support HIV Care and Treatment in Angola

July 14, 2015

ICAP has been awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through PEPFAR to support the Government of Angola in developing high-quality HIV care systems that contribute to decreasing morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected individuals and to reducing the transmission of HIV to others.

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In Swaziland, Five-Year Rapid Scale-Up Project Ends with Historic Gains in HIV Treatment

June 30, 2015

Over the past decade, with support from PEPFAR, the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland has led a highly effective national HIV/AIDS response resulting in historic gains in HIV prevention, care and treatment coverage throughout the country. As a result, Swaziland has achieved over 80 percent benchmark for universal antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage based on World Health Organization guidelines. ICAP, which began partnering with Swaziland’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2005, has been instrumental to this expansion.

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In Rural Ethiopia, Nursing Students Gain Key Clinical Skills

June 29, 2015

Text Here Before nurses and midwives begin practicing, they are required to have a range of clinical competencies to achieve licensure. In Ethiopia, opportunities for clinical learning for nurses, however, have been limited, due to a shortage of facilities, and the challenge of providing access to rural teaching sites where there is a high prevalence of malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV.

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