Swaziland Survey Shows Impressive Progress in Confronting the HIV Epidemic

July 24, 2017

Key findings from the second Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, SHIMS2, reveal impressive progress in confronting the HIV epidemic in the country. Results show a doubling in population viral load suppression since 2011 and a decrease by nearly half in the rate of new HIV infections.The data come from one of the population-based HIV impact assessment (PHIA) surveys led by the Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland (GKoS) through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Central Statistical Office (CSO). The survey (SHIMS2) was implemented by ICAP at Columbia University and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with fund from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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Join ICAP at IAS2017 in Paris

July 10, 2017

Join ICAP IAS2017 in Paris. Our presentations include a plenary by Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, several key satellite sessions, and the release of some groundbreaking news. View the full schedule here. We look forward to seeing you there!

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ICAP Works to Prevent New HIV Infections in Mozambique by Supporting Expansion of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

July 5, 2017

With support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP is providing comprehensive assistance to rapidly scale up VMMC in Zambézia, Mozambique’s second most populous province and home to just over 40 percent of all people living with HIV in the country. Since 2013, when the effort began, ICAP has supported conduct of VMMC for more than 151,000 men and boys.

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Malawi Shares Innovations in Adolescent Differentiated Care During CQUIN’s First South-to-South Learning Visit

June 26, 2017

In June 2017, two representatives of Swaziland’s National AIDS Program (SNAP) visited teen clubs in Mangochi and Balaka, Malawi as part of a south-to-south learning visit facilitated by ICAP at Columbia University via its CQUIN learning network for differentiated care. At CQUIN’s multi-country launch meeting in March 2017, the contrast was noted between teen clubs in Malawi and Swaziland, where the model had focused largely on provision of psychosocial support, rather than integrating ART refills and viral load monitoring. A conversation between the two Ministries, facilitated by CQUIN leadership, quickly led to a learning visit—an opportunity for Swaziland to learn from Malawi about best practices in differentiated service delivery for adolescents.

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