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Journal Article
10 August 2020

“Most of what they do, we cannot do!” How lay health workers respond to barriers to uptake and retention in HIV care among pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in Malawi

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This qualitative study sought to examine how prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) LHW deployed by Malawi’s three most prevalent community-facility linkage models respond to known barriers to access and retention to antiretroviral therapy and PMTCT.

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Journal
8 June 2020

Project SOAR: robust evidence to improve the global HIV response

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Recent advances in the global HIV response hold great promise for ending the epidemic. Project SOAR implementation science research generates insights to inform and improve the provision of life-saving HIV prevention and treatment. This PLOS Collection presents SOAR research that evaluates innovative service delivery approaches, models cost and impact, and elucidates social barriers to care.

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Journal Article
4 June 2020

Active pediatric HIV case finding in Kenya and Uganda: A look at missed opportunities along the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade

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In this PLOS paper, researchers present findings from a prospective observational cohort which sought to addresses programmatic gaps in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission cascade by describing pregnancy and HIV-related services received by mothers of children newly identified as HIV-positive through active case finding.

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Journal Article
4 June 2020

The impact of an integrated depression and HIV treatment program on mental health and HIV care outcomes among people newly initiating antiretroviral therapy in Malawi

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This PLOS paper shares the evaluation findings on a pilot program which integrated depression screening and treatment into routine HIV care and its impact on retention in HIV care, viral suppression, and depression remission at 6 months using tabular comparisons and log-binomial models to estimate adjusted risk ratios and mean differences among the intervention group relative to the control group.

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Journal Article
15 May 2020

“It is always better for a man to know his HIV status” – A qualitative study exploring the context, barriers and facilitators of HIV testing among men in Nairobi, Kenya

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There is limited understanding of the context, barriers, and facilitators of HIV testing among men in Kenya. This article discusses the findings  from in-depth interviews with 30 men living with HIV and 8 HIV testing counsellors that were conducted to gain insights on motivations and drivers for HIV testing among men in the city of Nairobi.

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Journal Article
3 April 2020

Project YES! Youth Engaging for Success: A randomized controlled trial assessing the impact of a clinic-based peer mentoring program on viral suppression, adherence and internalized stigma among HIV-positive youth (15-24 years) in Ndola, Zambia

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This article discusses the findings from a youth peer mentor program based in clinic settings which aimed to improve viral suppression and reduce stigma among HIV-positive adolescents and young adults in Ndola, Zambia.

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Report
2 March 2020

Evidence to support HIV prevention for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) & their male partners: results from Malawi DREAMS studies with AGYW, male partners of AGYW, men living with HIV, and program implementing partners

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Results from Malawi DREAMS studies that aimed to generate evidence to describe HIV-related risk factors among AGYW; assess the extent to which the overall DREAMS project contributed toward the goal of reducing HIV risk among AGYW; and understand the characteristics of male partners and how to link them to HIV services, as well as retain men living with HIV in care.

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Report
2 March 2020

Community-based HIV treatment service delivery model for female sex workers in Tanzania: evaluation findings

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This report synthesizes findings from an evaluation of community-based ART services delivered to female sex workers (FSWs) in Tanzania.  Specifically, SOAR researchers compared linkage to care, antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation, care retention, adherence, and viral suppression among FSWs receiving community ART services with those receiving the standard of care.

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