Webinar Announcements

The Faith-Based Action for Scaling Up Testing and Treatment for Epidemic Response (FASTER) project aims to mobilize government, civil society and faith-based organizations to achieve targets for finding, linking and retaining children and adolescents in HIV care.  Through funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Catholic Relief Services with Clinton Health Access Initiative is catalyzing the HIV response for children and youth in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

 

FINDING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS LIVING WITH HIV

Photo by Jake Lyell for CRS

Join us on Thursday, February 10, 8:00-9:30am EST, for this discussion on Finding Children and Adolescents Living with HIV. The session features the FASTER project experiences on reaching children and adolescents living with HIV to achieve the first 95 of UNAIDS goals. Please join us to learn about innovative approaches from FASTER-supported countries on advances in pediatric and adolescent HIV case finding:

  • HIV Self-Testing
  • Maternal retesting
  • Index testing
  • HIV risk assessment tools

This webinar is the first part of a three-part series on achieving the 95-95-95 goals for children and adolescents living with HIV.

 

INCREASING ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE HIV DIAGNOSTICS FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN

Photo by Kinny Siakachoma for CRS

Join us on Thursday, February 17, 8:00-9:30am EST, for this discussion on Increasing Access to Innovative HIV Diagnostics for Infants and ChildrenThe session features FASTER project experiences on diagnosing and identifying children and adolescents living with HIV to achieve the first 95 of the UNAIDS goals.  Please join us to learn about the innovative approaches FASTER has used such as

  • Streamlining registration and approval of innovative diagnostics
  • Expanding point-of-care (POC) diagnostics for early infant diagnostics (EID)
  • Developing electronic mother-infant pair (eMIP) tracking systems

This webinar is the second part of a three-part series on achieving the 95-95-95 goals for children and adolescents living with HIV.

 

OPTIMIZING PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT ART TO ACHIEVE VIRAL LOAD SUPPRESSION

Photo by Georgina Goodwin for CRS

Join us on Thursday, February 24, 8:00-9:30am EST, for this discussion on Optimizing Pediatric and Adolescent Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Regimens to Achieve Viral Load Suppression. This session features the FASTER project efforts to achieve the third 95 of the UNAIDS goals for children and adolescents living with HIV. Please join us to learn about the innovative approaches FASTER has used in four countries to achieve targets on:

  • Accelerating uptake of optimal pediatric ARVs and improving comprehensive quality of care for children
  • Expanding multi-month dispensing (MMD) of ART for children and adolescents
  • Mobilizing faith-based organizations and adolescent peer groups (e.g., YAPS, OTZ) for demand generation and treatment literacy

This webinar is the final session of a three-part series on achieving the 95-95-95 goals for children and adolescents living with HIV.