Malawi

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December 5, 2019
Evidence review reveals what HIV self-testers, potential testers, policy-makers and healthcare providers in Eastern and Southern Africa think of the new testing technology.
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December 5, 2019
Viral load (VL) scale-up efforts have largely focused on laboratory systems, with less attention on facility-level strengthening of staff who facilitate VL testing. To address this gap we implemented a quality improvement (QI) program at 13 health facilities in central and southern Malawi.
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November 4, 2019

This article presents findings from implementation and scale-up of HIV self-testing program for female sex workers in Malawi and Zimbabwe from 2013-2018.

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October 25, 2019
Routinely monitoring the HIV viral load (VL) of people living with HIV (PLHIV) on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) facilitates intensive adherence counselling and faster ART regimen switch when treatment failure is indicated. Yet standard VL-testing in centralized laboratories can be time-intensive and logistically difficult in low-resource settings. This paper evaluates the outcomes of the first four years of routine VL-monitoring using Point-of-Care technology, implemented by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in rural clinics in Malawi.
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October 23, 2019

INTRODUCTION: HIV testing male partners of pregnant and postpartum women can lead to improved health outcomes for women, partners and infants.

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October 18, 2019

INTRODUCTION: Although knowledge of HIV positivity is a necessary step towards engagement in HIV care, more than one quarter of HIV-positive Malawian

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October 15, 2019

One-C is a community-based program that seeks to increase utilization of HIV services, improve linkages to services at the community level, and encourage the adoption of HIV risk reduction behaviors.

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October 10, 2019
In this issue of the research Digest, we have assembled 86 abstracts published in July and August 2019 that feature evidence from Botswana (4), Burundi (1), Democratic Republic of Congo (1), Eswatini (3), Lesotho (4), Malawi (3), Mozambique (7), South Africa (51), Zambia (10) and Zimbabwe (9). Abstracts are grouped into linked categories to make browsing easier: Advocates (1); Health care providers (14); implementers and programmers (37); lay health workers (2); policymakers and government officials (1); and researchers (31).
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October 10, 2019

Increasing numbers of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing failure of first-line antiretroviral therapy and transitioning onto second-line regimens. However, there is a dearth of research on their treatment experiences.

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October 7, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine and describe the nurses' practice of integration of HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services as a strategy to effectively combat the spread of HIV and promote family planning in Malawi.