Lessons learned and study results from HIVCore: an HIV implementation science initiative

Naomi Rutenberg, Waimar Tun, Nagesh N Borse

This journal supplement provides selected results from the HIVCore initiative drawn from seven studies in PEPFAR-supported countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The studies address the demand for and/or delivery of treatment for adults and adolescents, PMTCT programmes, enhancing prevention for marginalized young adults by addressing their mental health, and meeting the HIV-related needs of people living with disabilities.

August 29, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
HIVCore initiative, PEPFAR, PMTCT programs, PMTCT, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV prevention, people living with disabilities, mental health, key populations

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