Prevention

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October 22, 2019

INTRODUCTION: Healthcare worker training is essential to successful implementation of assisted partner services (aPS), which aims to improve HIV test

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October 22, 2019

INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Mozambique.

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October 22, 2019

BACKGROUND: Heterosexual men in South Africa are a large key population to exposure to HIV, yet preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) a

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October 21, 2019

PURPOSE: An intervention including business training and health education was implemented in Mozambique, where girls are at elevated risk for acquiri

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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
Women account for 56% of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa. Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) are promising interventions because they combine HIV prevention with a less stigmatizing indication, such as pregnancy. We conducted a study with three placebo-only MPT products in Kisumu, Kenya and Soshanguve, South Africa, to assess preferences for attributes of tablets, vaginal rings and injectable products for dual prevention of HIV and pregnancy (TRIO Study). Here, we present former TRIO participants' views on the study results.
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October 10, 2019

The Priorities for Local AIDS Control Efforts (PLACE) method aims to improve our understanding of the drivers of local HIV epidemics, identify gaps in services available to those most likely to acquire and transmit HIV, and provide evidence to support tailored interventions to reduce transmission

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October 7, 2019
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic is growing rapidly among South African adolescents and young adults (AYA). Although HIV counselling and testing, HIV prevention and treatment options are widely available, many AYA delay health-seeking until illness occurs, demonstrating a need for youth responsive, integrated sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS). While feasibility and cost-effectiveness have been evaluated, acceptability of mobile clinics among AYA has yet to be established. The objective of this study was to investigate patient acceptability of mobile AYA SRHS and compare mobile clinic usage and HIV outcomes with nearby conventional clinics.