XIX International AIDS Conference


SUSA61 Prevention of Vertical Transmission and Beyond: How to Identify, Enroll and Retain Children in Treatment Programmes in Resource-Limited Settings?
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Mini Room 1
Time: 22.07.2012, 15:45 - 17:45
Co-Chairs: Nick Hellmann, United States
Chewe Luo, United States
Scott Kellerman, United States
Organiser: Co-Sponsored by International AIDS Society-Industry Liaison Forum (IAS-ILF), UNICEF, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
 
 
In June 2010, the Executive Directors of UNICEF and UNAIDS, the Director-General of WHO, and the Director of PEPFAR committed to work towards eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. In 2011 UNAIDS released the 2010 Progress report that highlighted the growing gap in pediatric care and coverage: estimating that less than half of exposed infants have access to PMTCT and a quarter of the children in need of ART are receiving treatment. The political will to eliminate pediatric HIV transmission by 2015 is welcome, but numerous practical hurdles to this goal remain. Currently, only 23% of eligible children receive ART compared to a nearly 51% coverage rate for adults and less than half of HIV-infected pregnant women have full access to PMTCT services. Going beyond the recognised challenges in eliminating HIV-infection in infants, children and adolescents, this session will highlight practical options currently available to optimize prenatal/neonatal prophylaxis, postnatal case-finding, and ways to improve antiretroviral treatment access for children that subsequently become infected. Notably, a list of preferred ARV formulations for children-developed by the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) - will be presented.

15:45

Powerpoint
Welcome and Introduction


N. Hellmann, United States
C. Luo, United States

16:00

Powerpoint
Beyond Option B: discussion of B+ and other alternatives to pre-natal and neonatal prophylaxis


E. Schouten, Malawi

16:10

Powerpoint
Strategies for identifying HIV-exposed infants


A. Mushavi, Zimbabwe

16:20
Retention of children in HIV treatment and care programmes


D. Mbori-Ngacha, South Africa

16:30

Powerpoint
Optimizing paediatric ARV formulations: Presentation of ARV formulary list by IATT


N. Sugandhi, United States

16:40
Panel discussion: The global response to HIV paediatric treat-ment and care: Moving past the barriers


E. Schouten, Malawi
A. Mushavi, Zimbabwe
D. Mbori-Ngacha, South Africa
P. Kosalaraksa, Thailand
M. Mahdi, Swaziland

17:30

Powerpoint
Summary and closing remarks


N. Hellmann, United States
C. Luo, United States
S. Kellerman, United States

Powerpoints presentations
Welcome and Introduction -

Beyond Option B: discussion of B+ and other alternatives to pre-natal and neonatal prophylaxis - Erik J. Schouten

Strategies for identifying HIV-exposed infants - Angela Mushavi

Optimizing paediatric ARV formulations: Presentation of ARV formulary list by IATT - Nandita Sugandhi

Summary and closing remarks -
Summary and closing remarks -



   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.


Contact Us | Site map © 2012 International AIDS Society