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Activity Brief
9 January 2018

Evaluation of the PEPFAR/USAID Asibonisane Community Responses Program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Describes an evaluation Project SOAR is conducting of a community-based program being implemented in informal settlements. The evaluation is investigating what key factors within the informal settlement context lead to HIV risk behaviors, what level of intervention exposure is needed to improve key outcomes, and how best to scale up group education models such as Stepping Stones.

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Activity Brief
9 January 2018

Impact of a community-based, HIV intervention on antiretroviral treatment retention and adherence in Tanzania

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Describes Project SOAR's evaluation of a coordinated, integrated model in which community-based health service providers deliver an enhanced service package to HIV-positive clients. The evaluation will advance understanding of the value of community-based health service providers in improving clients’ linkage to and retention in care, treatment adherence, and health and well-being.

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Activity Brief
9 January 2018

Does shifting gender norms on the community level lead to increased HIV services uptake?

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Provides an overview of a study Project SOAR and partners are conducting in South Africa on the effects of community interventions on gender norm change and HIV outcomes. The SOAR study builds on an ongoing National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized controlled trial being conducted in South Africa—Community Mobilization for Treatment as Prevention.

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