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30 January 2021

Assessment of community-based ART service model linking female sex workers to HIV care and treatment in Blantyre and Mangochi, Malawi

In the 2016 Consolidated Guidelines for Managing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART), the World Health Organization recommends a differentiated approach for designing ART services to reflect the specific preferences and needs of various risk groups of people living with HIV. In response, the Population Council and partners (through Project SOAR) conducted a study in Malawi to: assess whether acquiring ART medication through community-based drop-in centers would appeal to female sex workers, describe any observed effects on treatment outcomes, and identify opportunities for improvement should this model be selected for future scale-up.


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