In 2013, JSI began assessing the quality of the data collected on six key indicators related to HIV by performing data quality assessments at health facilities in Mozambique. These assessments evaluate data collected at the facility level and compare recorded data to data captured at the national level in order to determine discrepancies and improve overall data quality.
Early infant diagnosis (EID) is a complex cascade whose every step must be completed successfully. Complexity begins at the facility itself. EID is not yet a routine service; exposed infants tend to be identified either when they come for other services or when mothers bring them for testing.
Good health care waste management means increased health worker safety, better-quality patient care, reduced environmental degradation, lower costs, and opportunities for profit. States still struggle to establish systems for managing waste—but opportunities exist.
The efforts of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project have helped to ensure that a hospital pharmacy in Haiti is consistently stocked with life-saving HIV medication.
The AIDSFree project’s Aida Berhan, Pia Kochhar, and Stephanie Joyce explains the advantages and challenges of implementing Option B+ for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV.
We know that adherence is the key to prevention and treatment. But how do we ensure adherence in the face of the myriad individual, structural, financial, psychological, and social barriers that HIV-positive people need to overcome?
How do we make HIV prevention work? There’s plenty of theoretical knowledge; transforming knowledge into sustainable practice is the challenge. For longstanding biomedical prevention methods or new approaches alike, one critical component underlies sustainable HIV prevention: adherence.
How can projects like AIDSFree contribute to the 90-90-90 target? One key way is to increase leadership of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in testing and treatment responses.