In Focus this month:
Cost-effectiveness of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Targeted to High-risk Serodiscordant Couples as a Bridge to Sustained ART Use in Kampala, Uganda From Journal of the International AIDS Society
This study estimated the real-world delivery costs of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by conducting micro-costing and time and motion analyses of the 2012 cost of PrEP and antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Sexual Behaviors and Transmission Risks among People Living with HIV: Beliefs, Perceptions, and Challenges to Using Treatments as Prevention From Archives of Sexual Behavior
In 2013 and 2014, the authors tested the hypothesis that among HIV-positive persons, beliefs about infectiousness (that sex is safer when a person is treated with antiretroviral therapy or ART) or transmission risk (that HIV transmission risks are lower when viral load is undetectable) would independently predict condomless sex with partners of negative or unknown HIV status.
"From Me to HIV": A Case Study of the Community Experience of Donor Transition of Health Programs From BMC Infectious Diseases
This qualitative study, conducted between 2010 and 2013 in four Indian states, used longitudinal case studies, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews to examine the transition from donor funding and management to government ownership of HIV programs.