IAS and WHO – New survey on research priorities for children and adolescents

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The International AIDS Society’s Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) and the World Health Organization are coordinating a shared global research agenda on HIV services for children and adolescents.

Despite remarkable global progress in tackling the HIV epidemic, much work remains to be done to comprehensively address gaps in HIV testing, treatment, care and support for children and adolescents. With increased competing priorities, funding for such research is often limited, and therefore there is a need to assess the most important research priorities. Identifying and prioritizing the most urgent questions in paediatric HIV is essential for generating the evidence needed to inform policy.

To develop the global research agenda, the process will be based on the well-established Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) methodology and will be carried out in a two-phased approach via an online survey. The final prioritized research agenda will be available in 2017, and will be widely disseminated.

The survey is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and is open until 7 October 2016.

Learn more and take the survey here.

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