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30 January 2021

Improving PMTCT outcomes for mother-infant pairs through community-facility linkage: Results from a mixed methods study in Malawi

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This report summarizes findings from Project SOAR's “Maternal-Infant Retention Study” in Malawi which aimed to rigorously characterize three community-facility linkage models and comparing their impact against each other and the “traditional” standard of care according to routinely collected health outcomes for mother-infant pairs, including maternal retention in care and viral suppression, and infant HIV-free survival.

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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

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This report summarizes findings from a study Project SOAR and partners conducted in Malawi to: assess whether acquiring antiretroviral 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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Results Brief
30 January 2021

Factors influencing HIV care outcomes among adolescents living with HIV in rural South Africa

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This brief summarizes findings from a study that sought to better understand HIV care outcomes among HIV-positive adolescents in the Agincourt Health and Socio-Demographic Surveillance System site in rural Mpumalanga Province, South Africa in the era of universal test and treat so we can better inform HIV care programs targeting this vulnerable population.

 

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30 January 2021

The power and process of shifting gender norms: Insights from a randomized controlled trial in South Africa

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In this report from a randomized controlled trial of Tsima ra rihanyu (“working together for health”) in South Africa, authors explore the types of gender norms that are salient for women and men, how these relate to HIV testing and treatment, and the pathways through which gender norms operate to affect women’s and men’s HIV service use and experience and perpetration of intimate partner violence.

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Results Brief
30 January 2021

Overview: Literature review of linkage, adherence, and retention interventions for seropositive children and young people in Africa

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This brief summarizes a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature, conducted by Project SOAR, to: 1) document interventions that support engagement in care and ART adherence for infants, children, adolescents, and youth living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, including orphans and other vulnerable children; and 2) inform future policy decisions.

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