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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.