Pure replication completed

This page lists all 3ie replication programme studies with completed pure replications.

3ie defines pure replication as the attempt by replication researchers to reproduce the original results using the same data and published methodology from the original paper. After review and comments from the internal and external project advisors, these replications studies will be revised and completed.

Pure replication completed

Universal test and treat and the HIV epidemic in rural South Africa: a phase 4, open-label, community cluster randomized trial

Replication study
Replication researchers: Sridevi Prasad
Original paper title:

Universal test and treat and the HIV epidemic in rural South Africa: a phase 4, open-label, community cluster randomized trial


Original researchers: Collins C Iwuji MRCP, Joanna Orne-Gilemann PhD, Joseph Larmarange PhD, Eric Balestre MPH, Prof Rodolphe Thiebault PhD, Prof Frank Tanser PhD, Nonhlanhla PhD, Thembisa Makowa BA, Jaco Dryer NDip, Kobus Herbst Msc, Prof Nuala McGrath ScD, Prog Till Barningh
Original publication: The Lancet
Replication plan:

Prasad & Holmes’ replication plan


Current status: Pure Replication Completed