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WHO Guidelines: 2010 and Beyond

  1. 1. WHO Guidelines: Place holder for Photo 2010 and Beyond Christian Pitter, MD MPH Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  2. 2. Global Summary of the AIDS Epidemic, 2008 Number of people Total 33.4 million [31.1 - 35.8 million] living with HIV in Adults 31.3 million [29.2 - 33.7 million] 2008 Women 15.7 million [14.2 - 17.2 million] Children under 15 years 2.1 million [1.2 - 2.9 million] People newly Total 2.7 million [2.4 – 3.0 million] infected with HIV in Adults 2.3 million [2.0 – 2.5 million] 2008 Children under 15 years 430,000 [240,000 - 610,000] Total 2.0 million [1.7 – 2.4 million] AIDS-related deaths Adults 1.7 million [1.4 – 2.1 million] in 2008 Children under 15 years 280,000 [150,000 – 410,000] 2
  3. 3. EGPAF’s Mission The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. 3
  4. 4. Estimate of the annual number of infant infections averted through the provision of ARV prophylaxis to HIV-positive pregnant women, globally, 1996–2008 70 000 Infant infections averted 60 000 50 000 40 000 30 000 20 000 10 000 0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 4
  5. 5. Estimated number of new pediatric infections with and without PMTCT prophylaxis globally, 1996-2008 70,000 infections averted in 2008 UNAIDS, AIDS Epidemic Update2009 5
  6. 6. PMTCT Study Results and Guidelines Revisions (1994-2009) 6
  7. 7. Four Linked Guidelines ARVs for Vertical Pediatric ART Transmission Adult & IYCF Adolescent ART 7
  8. 8. What the New Guidelines Represent • Progress of knowledge in provision of HIV services • The first step in codifying knowledge into standards of care • Opportunity to improve approaches, service delivery, and outcomes • A relatively rare “leverage point” to focus attention and effort 8
  9. 9. New Elements of the Guidelines PMTCT: • Emphasis on treating eligible pregnant women – CD4 threshold 200 → 350 • Start ARV prophylaxis earlier – 28 → 14 weeks • Phase out sd-NVP • Prophylaxis during the breast-feeding period 9
  10. 10. New Elements of the Guidelines • Pediatrics: – Immediately start treatment for all HIV-positive children less than 2 years old • Adults: – Simplified and more tolerable regimens – CD4 threshold 200 → 350 • Infant and Young Child Feeding: – Primacy of exclusive breast-feeding – System-wide decision of optimal feeding practices 10
  11. 11. Overall Major Changes If implemented at scale, the virtual elimination of pediatric HIV • ↑ logistical and supply-chain needs • ↑ need for long-term follow-up and integration between PMTCT and HIV care and treatment • ↑ need for treatment • Advancement of monitoring and evaluation 11
  12. 12. Guidelines as a Leverage Point Elimination of Pediatric HIV EGPAF Efforts Implementation Advocacy Research EGPAF Efforts Current Implementation National Systems and Partners Success Advocacy Research WHO Guidelines 12
  13. 13. What We Need to Do: Be of Service… 1. To our host countries’ HIV response o Assist/Advise in adaptation o Assist/Advise in implementation 2. To districts and facilities we serve o Implementation planning and support 3. To our Mission o See 1 & 2 above o Evaluate o Document & Share 13
  14. 14. Supporting Guideline Adaptation & Implementation • Toolkits phases I, II, and III • Technical advocacy/support at national level • Technical support at implementation level • Inter-country support • Global sharing and leadership • DOCUMENT, EVALUATE, DOCUMENT 14
  15. 15. Continuing the Cycle • Revisions planned for 2012 • What direction for the next revisions? • What do we need to know to inform the decisions? • Who will do the research? 15
  16. 16. Final Thoughts • Challenges o Accelerate scale-up and improve quality o Fundamental changes to health system functioning (Integration! Supply chain! Funding! Human resources!) o Monitoring & evaluation • Opportunities o Collaborate in a new way internally & externally o Move closer to our mission: believe, plan, communicate & execute 16
  17. 17. Thank You DISCLAIMER: This program was made possible through support provided by the Office of HIV/AIDS, Global Bureau Center for Population, Health and Nutrition, of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, as part of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's International Family AIDS Initiatives (“Call To Action Project”/ Cooperative Agreement No. GPH-A-00-02-00011-00). Private donors also supported costs of activities 17 in many countries. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID.

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