Pact hosts session on achieving viral suppression in children and adolescents at 24th International AIDS Conference
On Sunday, July 31, in Montreal, Canada, Pact will host a satellite session at the 24th International AIDS Conference on reaching one of the most vulnerable populations to HIV, children and adolescents.
Global progress toward 95% viral suppression among children and adolescents living with HIV continues to lag and be consistently lower than for adults living with HIV. While gains have been progressively made since 2015, they have not been fast enough and disparities in treatment coverage and outcomes between children and adults persist.
The satellite session will explore advances and learnings in community-based program approaches to address drivers of low viral suppression among C/ALHIV, opportunities for greater synergies between community and ART service providers to improve clinical outcomes among C/ALHIV, and best practices in child-centered ART adherence for scale-up. Speakers include representatives of PEPFAR, Jhpiego and Pact.
In addition to the satellite session, Pact staff from around the world will join other leaders from the scientific, advocacy and human rights communities to present key results and lessons from our work to stop the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people affected by the disease.
E-posters featuring Pact staff include:
- Beyond clinical interventions: Using a community-based social work delivery approach to support viral load suppression among CLHIV in five countries.
- The social and behavioral impact of the Parenting for Life-long Health program to caregivers and teens in Eswatini.
- Triple R project support for HIV Exposed Infants adherence to HIV interval testing until end of exposure.
- Promising short-term outcomes among adolescent girls and young women participating in Zambia DREAMS.
- Virtual monitoring, evaluation and learning on HIV service accessibility during Covid-19: Learnings & best practices.
- Predicators of uptake of high-impact HIV services by adolescents and young women. Findings from Eswatini.
- The role of adolescent-friendly health services in HIV prevention & GBV response among adolescent girls & young women in Namibia.
- Understanding and addressing barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) continuation among vulnerable adolescent girls and young women in Namibia.
- Community interventions to reach adolescent girls and young women supporting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation and continuation in Rwanda.
- Determinants of viral load suppression among orphaned and vulnerable children on antiretroviral treatment in Tanzania.
To learn more about the International AIDS Conference, visit the conference website.