Since 2005, the number of children living with HIV receiving lifesaving treatment has quadrupled. But still, only 28 percent of the nearly two million children in need of lifelong HIV treatment are getting it.
10 December 2012 | The Hill
The first-of-a-kind test will deliver a diagnosis in less than an hour while mother and child are still in the clinic -- and, if all goes well, could dramatically improve the rates in which infected infants are diagnosed and treated.The test is a miniaturized, inexpensive version of the p24 HIV test and is designed specifically for use in developing countries.
29 October 2012 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
In sub-Saharan Africa, it can take up to three months for mothers to learn whether their babies have been infected with the virus. Now researchers are about to unveil a new HIV test for infants which promises to produce a result in less than an hour at a palatable cost.
26 October 2012 | Chicago Tribune
A significant percentage of infants born to HIV-infected mothers still have maternal HIV antibodies well beyond 18 months of age, which is the cutoff for the surveillance case definition for HIV infection currently used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
24 August 2012 | Medscape (requires free registration)
The second edition of the UNITAID Diagnostic Technology Landscape is now available online. First published in June 2011, the report has proven a critical tool for those interested in understanding the pipeline for HIV point-of-care diagnostics, including global health institutions, health care providers, investors, and developers. The 2012 edition represents UNITAID’s continued effort to map the landscape of existing and pipeline products and provides updated information on progress in the development of these important technologies.
26 June 2012 | UNITAID
Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso North, in Kenya's Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a
new software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the country's leading private university.
13 June 2012 | Inter Press Service
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today launched a new campaign, "Believe it. Do it.", aimed at bringing attention and action to the global goal of ending new HIV infections among children by 2015 and ensuring mothers living with HIV remain healthy.
09 May 2012 | UNAIDS
Jesse Mtembe, a nursing officer at the Akithenesit Health Centre in Teso
in Kenya's Western Province, cannot wait for his centre to be connected to a
software system for diagnosing HIV in infants that is being developed in the
country's leading private university.
19 March 2012 | Inter Press Service
Just 15 percent of all prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission facilities in Tanzania are able to conduct early infant diagnosis; poorly trained health workers and inadequate infrastructure mean general hospitals are ill-equipped to handle routine identification, testing and treatment of HIV-infected children.
15 March 2011 | IRIN Plus News
Students have shown a willingness to get tested for HIV and say that it is important for everyone to know their status so that if need be, people can start treatment earlier. This follows the launch of the 'First things first' HIV Counselling and Testing Campaign targeting first year tertiary level students around the country.
21 February 2011 | AllAfrica