Care and treatment

Resource
March 4, 2021

The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project was pleased to host a webinar series on how to deliver HIV services using online and virtual platforms.

Resource
March 4, 2021
South Africa’s National Department of Health launched the National Adherence Guidelines for Chronic Diseases in 2015. In the context of continued implementation of the guidelines, we discuss the conditions under which provider costs of care for stable HIV patients could fall, or rise, with adherence clubs and decentralized medication delivery models of care in South Africa.
Resource
February 11, 2021
The State of the World’s Nursing 2020 report provides the latest, most up-to-date evidence on and policy options for the global nursing workforce. It also presents a compelling case for considerable – yet feasible – investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership.
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February 11, 2021
With countries moving toward the World Health Organization's “Treat All” recommendation, there is a need to initiate more HIV-infected persons into antiretroviral therapy (ART). In resource-limited settings, task shifting is 1 approach that can address clinician shortages. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to test if nurse-initiated and monitored ART (NIMART) is noninferior to clinician-initiated and monitored ART in HIV-infected adults in Uganda.
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February 11, 2021
Dynamic movement of patients in and out of HIV care is prevalent, but there is limited information on patterns of patient re-engagement or predictors of return to guide HIV programs to better support patient engagement. This study involved 556 disengaged clients traced by peer educators from 31 Zambian health facilities.
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January 21, 2021
We evaluated the effect on viral suppression (VS) of a streamlined care DSD model implemented in the SEARCH randomized universal test and treat trial in rural Uganda and Kenya.
Resource
January 6, 2021
A study of the association between HIV stigma and viral suppression among a large, representative sample of PLHIV in the 21 communities participating in the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial in Zambia and South Africa.
Resource
December 7, 2020
For World AIDS Day 2020, the Ritshidze project, a community-led monitoring effort, released its first provincial State of Health report for Gauteng, South Africa, detailing key concerns which are underpinned by quantitative and qualitative data, and proposed solutions.
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December 7, 2020
“Ritshidze” — meaning “Saving Our Lives” in TshiVenda — has been developed by people living with HIV and activists to hold the South African government and aid agencies accountable to improve overall HIV and TB service delivery through a community-led clinic monitoring system.
Event
November 25, 2020

PEPFAR will be co-hosting, with MINA, NDoH and SANAC, a Facebook live event on men’s health issues on Monday, 30 November 2020 from 11:00-12:30.