To achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target, we need to identify and address the barriers that prevent people from knowing their HIV status, and if positive, accessing treatment and care services. This requires knowledge about what strategies are effective for delivering HIV testing and counseling, enrolling and retaining people in care, and fostering treatment adherence for different settings and sub-populations. We know what to do but not always how to do it. The HIVCore project—a global consortium funded by the United States Agency for International Development and led by the Population Council in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Palladium, and the University of Washington—responded to this need for evidence by conducting operations research to improve access to and quality of essential HIV services.
At this end-of-project meeting, HIVCore researchers will:
- Present findings from 11 studies on reaching the underserved and strengthening linkages and retention in PMTCT and antiretroviral treatment services.
- Discuss their experiences and provide recommendations on improving health systems in sub-Saharan Africa and conducting operations research studies.
This research symposium will provide a forum to discuss research and program gaps and opportunities for addressing them in meaningful ways.
Please RSVP by 23 September 2016.