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Journal Article
5 September 2019

Cost and impact of voluntary medical male circumcision in South Africa: focusing the program on specific age groups and provinces

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In 2012, South Africa set a goal of circumcising 4.3 million men ages 15–49 by 2016. By the end of March 2014, 1.9 million men had received voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). In an effort to accelerate progress, South Africa undertook a modeling exercise to determine whether circumcising specific client age groups or geographic locations would be particularly impactful or cost-effective. Results will inform South Africa’s efforts to develop a national strategy and operational plan for VMMC.

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Journal Article
5 September 2019

Assessing progress, impact, and next steps in rolling out voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in 14 priority countries in Eastern and Southern Africa through 2014

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In 2007, the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) identified 14 priority countries across eastern and southern Africa for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision services. Several years into this effort, the authors reflect on progress.

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Workshop Brief
9 January 2018

Strengthening capacity in HIV operations research: reflections on a Project SOAR workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Capacity strengthening to support rigorous scientific research is a globally recognized need and central to Project SOAR. Over a four-day period, SOAR conducted a capacity strengthening workshop to strengthen individual and institutional capacity in HIV operations research, with a particular emphasis on the research utilization process. This brief summarizes the capacity strengthening activities conducted, insights from the workshop’s organization, and participants’ views of the workshop.

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Journal Article
16 September 2019

Youth engagement in developing an implementation science research agenda on adolescent HIV testing and care linkages in sub-Saharan Africa

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Adolescents are not often included in HIV implementation science research and have not had opportunities to contribute to the development of HIV-related research agendas. Project SOAR involved youth living with HIV in a meeting to develop a strategic implementation science research agenda to improve adolescent HIV care continuum outcomes, including HIV testing and counseling and linkage to care. Published in AIDS, this article presents the process of involving youth, how they shaped the course of discussions, and the resulting priority research gaps identified at the meeting.

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Activity Brief
3 April 2018

Updating the People Living with HIV Stigma Index

Describes the transparent process a small working group of stakeholders followed for updating and evaluating the People Living with HIV Stigma Index, incorporating as many perspectives as possible in the process.

 

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Results Brief
9 January 2018

Increasing pediatric HIV disclosure to children in Uganda

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Highlights findings from a 6-month follow up of DISCO-Kids (Dialogue Intervention to Support Communication and Openness), a caretaker and child-focused cognitive-behavioral intervention that is culturally appropriate and potentially feasible to scale up within the context of HIV care and treatment clinical programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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