HIV Testing, Care, and Treatment

Photo by Benjamin Porter, courtesy of the Population Council

In order to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals, HIV program managers and policymakers are increasingly invested in understanding how best to deliver HIV services to different groups. Assessing ways to increase HIV testing coverage and efficiently link people living with HIV to care are critical to achieving the first two “90s” (knowing HIV status and receiving sustained antiretroviral therapy). Stakeholders are also invested in learning how best to meet the care and treatment needs of people living with HIV, which are key to achieving UNAIDS’s third “90” (viral suppression). With increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), there is potential for people living with HIV to lead healthy, productive lives and to minimize the risk of transmitting HIV to others. However, to achieve maximum effectiveness, high-quality testing, care, and treatment services must be accessible, and clients must be retained in treatment services as well as adhere to their ART regimens.

SOAR research addresses social and operational challenges to ensuring equitable access to HIV testing services, particularly for men and key populations, and retention in high-quality, evidence-based care and treatment services.



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