Integrating HIV testing with EPI: a second chance to protect infants

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Published
Dec. 28, 2017
sector
Health Services
region
Sub-Saharan Africa (includes East and West Africa)

Highlights

Although there have been successes in implementing an early infant diagnosis of HIV programme in Zimbabwe, there remain challenges linking mother-infant pairs to HIV testing, counselling and treatment services.

This brief is based on an impact evaluation of an intervention implemented by the Clinton Health Access Initiative to integrate Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV into routine Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI) services on infant HIV testing, test result turnaround time, time until treatment initiation for positive infants and on volume of EPI services.

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