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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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Journal Article
1 March 2020

The uptake of population size estimation studies for key populations in guiding HIV responses on the African continent

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Population size estimation (PSE) studies for key populations have become increasingly common to define the necessary scale of specific programs for key populations. This PLOS ONE paper discusses an assessment of the research utilization of these size estimates in informing HIV policy and program documents across the African continent.

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Journal Article
31 January 2020

The short-term effects of the implementation of the “Treat All” guidelines on ART service delivery costs in Namibia

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The introduction of “Treat All” has been promoted to increase the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS treatment by having patients initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART) at an earlier stage of their illness. But what has been the impact of introducing treat all on treatment costs?  This paper, published in PLOS ONE, shows that treat all did not significantly increase the resources required in study facilities, either by raising unit costs or significantly increasing the number of ART patients.

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