Podcast, Action Plan Discuss HIV, TB Prevention, Diagnostics, Treatment For Children, Adolescents

CSIS’s AIDS 2021 Podcast: The Promise and Challenge of PrEP for Adolescent Girls and Young Women
“In this episode of AIDS 2021, we discuss pre-exposure prophylaxis — PrEP — a critical HIV prevention tool for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in countries with high HIV burdens. Janet Fleischman speaks with Mitchell Warren, the executive director of AVAC, and two women working with Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute in South Africa — Khanyi Kwatsha, a 26-year-old PrEP ambassador, and Elmari Briedenhann, a senior project manager. They discuss the importance of PrEP for AGYW and highlight innovative approaches to better reach this group and to address the inherent challenges of meeting the needs of this population” (11/18).

WHO: WHO and other stakeholders join forces to accelerate access to effective pediatric HIV and tuberculosis diagnostics and medicines
“On World Children’s Day, WHO is pleased to issue a call urging stakeholders to accelerate access to effective pediatric HIV and tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and medicines. The Action Plan, which is launched today, has been developed by a wide group of stakeholders under the auspices of the Fifth Vatican High-Level Dialogue on Pediatric HIV and TB in Children Living with HIV which was held earlier this month. Children are one of the most disadvantaged populations in the HIV and AIDS and TB response…” (11/20).

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