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Activity Brief
9 January 2018

A systems approach to improving delivery and uptake of facility-based HIV testing and linkage to care in South Africa

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Describes a Project SOAR study examining the current delivery of HIV testing and linkage to care services, including barriers, facilitators, and infrastructure, in the Ekurhuleni District. Based on these formative findings, researchers will develop and test tailored approaches to increase patient’s uptake of HIV testing services and subsequent linkage to care, if positive.

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Activity Brief
9 January 2018

Evaluation of the PEPFAR/USAID Asibonisane Community Responses Program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Describes an evaluation Project SOAR is conducting of a community-based program being implemented in informal settlements. The evaluation is investigating what key factors within the informal settlement context lead to HIV risk behaviors, what level of intervention exposure is needed to improve key outcomes, and how best to scale up group education models such as Stepping Stones.

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Activity Brief
9 January 2018

Impact of a community-based, HIV intervention on antiretroviral treatment retention and adherence in Tanzania

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Describes Project SOAR's evaluation of a coordinated, integrated model in which community-based health service providers deliver an enhanced service package to HIV-positive clients. The evaluation will advance understanding of the value of community-based health service providers in improving clients’ linkage to and retention in care, treatment adherence, and health and well-being.

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