From Arm to Freezer: PHIA Project Laboratory Network Supports Ambitious HIV Testing Targets

August 18, 2016

How can a large public health survey in sub-Saharan Africa collect blood samples efficiently? Is it possible to perform sophisticated lab tests in people’s homes? What is the best way to transport samples collected from remote locations? The Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project, which includes/relies on laboratory testing of blood samples as a core component, is providing answers to these questions.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring

August 1, 2016

In June 2016, ICAP partnered with Swaziland’s Ministry of Health and PEPFAR to convene a three-day workshop to explore the practical challenges of scaling up routine viral load testing in sub-Saharan Africa for people on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV. The conference was supported by HRSA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Improving Health Services for Victims of Gender-based Violence in Mozambique

July 1, 2016

In Mozambique, where the HIV prevalence rate is more than 11 percent, women are even more likely to be affected. They often face a number of cultural, social, and economic barriers to HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Gender-based violence is among these barriers. Gender-based violence (GBV), which sometimes includes sexual violence, fosters the spread of HIV by limiting one’s ability to negotiate safe sex, disclose HIV status, and access adequate health services for fear of retaliation.

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