treatment as prevention (TasP)

Retention in Care Trajectories of HIV-Positive Individuals Participating in a Universal Test-and-Treat Program in Rural South Africa (ANRS 12249 TasP Trial)

Author
Gosset, Andréa; Protopopescu, Camelia; Larmarange, Joseph; Orne-Gliemann, Joanna; McGrath, Nuala; Pillay, Deenan,; Dabis, François; Iwuji, Collins; Boyer, Sylvie
In this study, we aimed to study retention in care trajectories and associated factors in ART-eligible patients enrolled in a universal test-and-treat trial implemented in rural South Africa.
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HIV Viral Load and Transmissibility of HIV Infection: Undetectable Equals Untransmittable

Author
Robert W. Eisinger, PhD; Carl W. Dieffenbach, PhD; Anthony S. Fauci, MD

In 2016, the Prevention Access Campaign, a health equity initiative with the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic as well as HIV-related stigma, launched the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U = U) initiative. U = U signifies that individuals with HIV who receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) and have achieved and maintained an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit the virus to others.

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The cost‐effectiveness of multi‐purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa

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Matthew Quaife, Fern Terris‐Prestholt, Robyn Eakle, Maria A. Cabrera Escobar, Maggie Kilbourne‐Brook, Mercy Mvundura, Gesine Meyer‐Rath, Sinead Delany‐Moretlwe, Peter Vickerman

A number of antiretroviral HIV prevention products are efficacious in preventing HIV infection. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of many women extend beyond HIV prevention, and research is ongoing to develop multi‐purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that offer dual HIV and pregnancy protection. We do not yet know if these products will be an efficient use of constrained health resources.

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Predictors of timely linkage-to-ART within universal test and treat in the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial in Zambia and South Africa: findings from a nested case-control study

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Author
Sabapathy K, Mubekapi-Musadaidzwa C, Mulubwa C, Schaap A, Hoddinott G, Stangl A, Floyd S, Ayles H, Fidler S, Hayes R

HPTN 071 (PopART) is a three-arm community randomized trial in Zambia and South Africa evaluating the impact of a combination HIV prevention package, including universal test and treat (UTT), on HIV incidence. This nested study examined factors associated with timely linkage-to-care and ART initiation (TLA) (i.e. within six-months of referral) in the context of UTT within the intervention communities of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial.

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HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018)

Venue
Madrid, Spain

HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018) is the only global scientific conference focused exclusively on the challenging and fast-growing field of biomedical HIV prevention research.  HIVR4P supports cross-fertilization among research on HIV vaccines, microbicides, PrEP, treatment as prevention, and other biomedical prevention approaches, while also providing a venue to discuss the research findings, questions, and priorities specific to each.

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Determinants of time from HIV infection to linkage-to-care in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Author
Maheu-Giroux, Mathieu; Tanser, Frank; Boily, Marie-Claude; Pillay, Deenan; Joseph, Serene A.; Bärnighausen, Till

Objective: To estimate time from HIV infection to linkage-to-care and its determinants. Linkage-to-care is usually assessed using the date of HIV diagnosis as the starting point for exposure time. However, timing of diagnosis is likely endogenous to linkage, leading to bias in linkage estimation.

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