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The best learning and practices from the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) Initiative will be published as an August 2018 JAIDS supplement. This satellite is a companion discussion to widely disseminate timely lessons for improving pediatric HIV care globally. Between 2014 and 2016—in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—ACT rapidly identified children living with HIV (CLHIV) and placed them on treatment. By project end, ACT was supporting 561,610 children (≤ age 19) with high-quality treatment; the number of children under age 15 receiving treatment had increased by 44% across all countries; and ACT had tested 16,431,861 children (≤ age 19) for HIV, with 468,149 found HIV-positive. Results were remarkable given that at ACT launch, fewer than half (44%) of the estimated 1.9 million CLHIV worldwide were receiving ART. This satellite has global stakeholder relevance as countries accelerate efforts to ensure that CLHIV are treated.

07:00
Welcome & Introduction
George Siberry, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, US Department of State, United States
07:05
ACTing in partnership to accelerate impact
Kate Harrison, Avert (Formerly CIFF), United Kingdom
Lauren Marks, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, US Department of State, United States
07:15
Community-based interventions to reach 95-95-95 for children and adolescents: An exploratory programmatic review from Lesotho
Anouk Amzel, Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID, United States
07:23
Strategies for identifying and linking HIV-infected infants, children, and adolescents to HIV treatment services in resource limited settings
Heather Watts, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, US Department of State, United States
07:31
Q&A
07:46
Beyond early infant diagnosis: Changing the approach to HIV-exposed infants
Surbhi Modi, Division of Global HIV & TB, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC),, United States
07:54
For family-centred differentiated service delivery for HIV
Anna Grimsrud, HIV Programmes & Advocacy, International AIDS Society (IAS), Switzerland
08:02
Pediatric HIV treatment gaps in seven East and Southern African Countries: Examination of modeled data, survey data, and routine program data
Suzue Saito, ICAP, Columbia University, United States
08:12
Q&A
08:27
Concluding Remarks
Saeed Ahmed, Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation Malawi, Malawi