HIV and AIDS

3ie is funding several studies on various aspects of HIV and AIDS prevention through three different evidence programmes. These include HIV Self-Testing, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision and Integration of HIV Services. 

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Increasing HIV testing demand among Kenyan truck drivers and female sex workers

Impact evaluation 3ie 2019

Publication type: 3ie final grantee report
Author: Elizabeth A Kelvin, Gavin George, Eva Mwai, Samuel Kinyanjui, Silas Inoti, Taruna Chetty, Michael Strauss, Matthew L Romo, Faith Oruko, Jacob O Odhiambo, Eston Nyaga, Joanne E Mantell, Joshua Kimani, Kaymarlin Govender
Sector: Health Nutrition and Population, HIV and AIDS

Community-based distribution of oral HIV self-testing kits: experimental evidence from Zambia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

Publication type: 3ie series report
Author: Bernadette Hensen, Helen Ayles, Chama Mulubwa, Sian Floyd, Ab Schaap, Bwalya Chiti, Mwelwa Phiri, Lawrence Mwenge, Kwame Shanaube, Musonda Simwinga, Sarah Fidler, Richard Hayes, Virginia Bond, Alwyn Mwinga
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Community-based distribution of oral HIV self-testing kits: experimental evidence from Zambia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

Authors piloted a door-to-door offer of a choice between counselor-provided finger-prick rapid HIV testing, or oral HIV self-testing in the presence or absence of the counselor.

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What works to increase HIV testing for female sex workers in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

This brief is based on the findings of three impact evaluations that examined the effectiveness of oral HIV self-tests.

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Investigating the feasibility of HIV self-testing in Zambia

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Direct provision versus facility collection of HIV tests: impacts of self-testing among female sex workers in Uganda

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
Authors evaluated the impacts on HIV testing rates of directly providing female sex workers with HIV self-test kits or coupons that they could exchange for a free test kit, as well as a peer educator referring them to a facility for standard testing.

ie86-hivst-zambart-community-zambia

Community-based distribution of oral HIV self-testing kits: experimental evidence from Zambia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

Authors piloted a door-to-door offer of a choice between counselor-provided finger-prick rapid HIV testing, or oral HIV self-testing in the presence or absence of the counselor.

IE female sex workers,IEb38

What works to increase HIV testing for female sex workers in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

This brief is based on the findings of three impact evaluations that examined the effectiveness of oral HIV self-tests.

IE Self test Zambia, IEb37

Investigating the feasibility of HIV self-testing in Zambia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
This brief is based on the findings of an impact evaluation that examines whether HIV self-tests increase HIV testing among female sex workers in transit towns.

ie84

Direct provision versus facility collection of HIV tests: impacts of self-testing among female sex workers in Uganda

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018
Authors evaluated the impacts on HIV testing rates of directly providing female sex workers with HIV self-test kits or coupons that they could exchange for a free test kit, as well as a peer educator referring them to a facility for standard testing.

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This evaluation showed that delivery of drugs by community health workers to clinically stable patients is not inferior to standard care, where patients visit a clinic-based doctor to refill prescriptions. 

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Increasing female sex worker HIV testing: effects of peer educators and HIV self-tests in Zambia

Impact evaluation 3ie 2018

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Behaviour change intervention to prevent HIV among women living in low- and middle-income countries

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This review by Sandra McCoy et al. suggests that behavioural change interventions alone have been limited in their ability to control HIV transmission among women in low- and middle-income

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Preventing HIV and HSV-2 through improving knowledge and attitudes: a replication study of a multicomponent intervention in Zimbabwe

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Yu and colleagues conducted a replication study of an influential paper “The Regai Dzive Shiri Project: results of a randomised trial of an HIV prevention intervention for Zimbabwean youth” by Frances Cowan and colleagues.

RP14

When to start ART? A replication study of timing of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1-associated Tuberculosis

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In this paper, the research team conducted a replication study of Havlir and others’ 2011 study, “Timing of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-1 infection and tuberculosis.”

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Stretching HIV treatment: A replication study of task shifting in South Africa

Replication paper 3ie 2017
Baojiang Chen and Morshed Alam conducted a replication study of Fairall and other’s influential paper, “Task shifting of antiretroviral treatment from doctors to primary-care nurses in South Africa (STRETCH)”.

Cash transfers and HIV/HSV-2 prevalence: a replication of a cluster randomized trial in Malawi

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In this paper, Lynette Smith, Nick Hein and Danstan Bagenda conduct a replication study of the influential 2012 publication, Effect of a cash transfer programme for schooling on prevalence of HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in Malawi.

Male circumcision and HIV acquisition: reinvestigating the evidence from young men in Kisumu, Kenya

Male circumcision and HIV acquisition: reinvestigating the evidence from young men in Kisumu, Kenya

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Replicating influential HIV impact studies: lessons learned and next steps

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