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Uptake and linkage into care over one year of providing HIV testing and counselling through community and health facility testing modalities in urban informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi Kenya

Samuel Muhula, Peter Memiah, Lilian Mbau, Happiness Oruko, Bebora Baker, Geoffrey Ikiara, Margaret Mungai, Meshack Ndirangu, Dunstan Achwoka, Festus Ilako
2016 BMC Public Health  
We examine the uptake of HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) and linkage into care over one year of providing HTC through community and health facility testing modalities among people living in Kibera informal  ...  urban settlement in Nairobi Kenya.  ...  Amref Health Africa in Kenya, through funding from US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, implemented a care and treatment project within Kibera informal settlement (one of the largest informal  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3033-x pmid:27142727 pmcid:PMC4855435 fatcat:cklttg2wa5af3otolwuna5ucne

"Talkin' About a Revolution": How Electronic Health Records Can Facilitate the Scale-Up of HIV Care and Treatment and Catalyze Primary Care in Resource-Constrained Settings

Paula Braitstein, Robert M Einterz, John E Sidle, Sylvester Kimaiyo, William Tierney
2009 Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes  
We describe how a medical school in the United States and another in Kenya collaborated to develop and implement an EHR in a large HIV/AIDS care program in western Kenya.  ...  Health care for patients with HIV infection in developing countries has increased substantially in response to major international funding.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors thank the clinicians, staff, and leaders of the USAID-AMPATH Partnership for their cooperation in implementing and sustaining the AMPATH Medical Record System.  ... 
doi:10.1097/qai.0b013e3181bbcb67 pmid:19858941 fatcat:s5ium5cw35asplicm2etx6zg6a

Population-based estimates of engagement in HIV care and mortality using double-sampling methods following home-based counseling and testing in western Kenya

Becky L. Genberg, Joseph W. Hogan, Yizhen Xu, Monicah Nyambura, Caren Tarus, Elyne Rotich, Catherine Kafu, Juddy Wachira, Suzanne Goodrich, Paula Braitstein, Peter M. Mugo
2019 PLoS ONE  
and testing (HBCT) program in western Kenya.  ...  Data on engagement in HIV care from population-based samples in sub-Saharan Africa are limited.  ...  Yet little research has gone beyond characterizing those who do not link to care and the barriers to engaging in care.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0223187 pmid:31577834 pmcid:PMC6774575 fatcat:beyx5r2sqjfpvmgzcoyjnqbrxa

Peer-mediated HIV assisted partner services to identify and link to care HIV-positive and HCV-positive people who inject drugs: a cohort study protocol

Aliza Monroe-Wise, Loice Mbogo, Brandon Guthrie, David Bukusi, Betsy Sambai, Bhavna Chohan, John Scott, Peter Cherutich, Helgar Musyoki, Rose Bosire, Matthew Dunbar, Paul Macharia (+7 others)
2021 BMJ Open  
We describe a study in Kenya examining whether APS can be adapted to find, test and link to HIV care the partners of HIV-positive PWID using a network of community-embedded peer educators (PEs).  ...  Outcomes include number and type of partners per index who are mentioned, enrolled, tested, diagnosed with HIV and HCV and linked to care.  ...  11 and up to 30% of PWID in Kenya have never tested for HIV. 12 13 Multiple studies have demonstrated low knowledge of HIV status and low engagement in care among Kenya's PWID. 13 14 Retention in care  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041083 pmid:33895711 pmcid:PMC8074565 fatcat:4qdt2jwv2rdcxhk26bdtmcjs2q

Recommendations for the use of mathematical modelling to support decision‐making on integration of non‐communicable diseases into HIV care

Joseph Kibachio, Valerian Mwenda, Oren Ombiro, Jamima H Kamano, Pablo N Perez‐Guzman, Kennedy K Mutai, Idris Guessous, David Beran, Paratsu Kasaie, Brian Weir, Blythe Beecroft, Nduku Kilonzo (+2 others)
2020 Journal of the International AIDS Society  
In this study, we examine the case for NCD-HIV integration, use Kenya as a case-study to highlight how modelling has supported wider policy formulation and decision-making in healthcare and to collate  ...  Across Africa, NCDs are increasingly posing challenges for health systems, which historically focused on the care of acute and infectious conditions.  ...  Link models to the formal national health information systems to avoid duplication and increase efficiencies 8.  ... 
doi:10.1002/jia2.25505 pmid:32562338 fatcat:66u37rppwbhhhoxxnvljaf7zva

Qualitative exploration of perceived benefits of care and barriers influencing HIV care in trans Nzoia, Kenya

V. Naanyu, J. Ruff, S. Goodrich, T. Spira, M. Bateganya, C. Toroitich-Ruto, B. Otieno-Nyunya, A. M. Siika, K. Wools-Kaloustian
2020 BMC Health Services Research  
Diverse individual, community and health system barriers continue to affect HIV care-seeking efforts in Kenya.  ...  Substantial efforts have been made to ensure people living with HIV (PLHIV) are linked to and retained in care but many challenges deter care utilization.  ...  Acknowledgements Authors wish to thank the ART Co-ops model study coordinator and research assistants for data collection, transcription, and data management.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05236-z pmid:32334601 fatcat:nwqhjlc4nvbn3a7jailcflimdi

Exploring perceived effects from loss of PEPFAR support for outreach in Kenya and Uganda

Mary Qiu, Ligia Paina, Daniela C. Rodríguez, Jess A. Wilhelm, Ezinne Eze-Ajoku, Alexandra Searle, Henry Zakumumpa, Freddie Ssengooba, Caroline MacKenzie, Sara Bennett
2021 Globalization and Health  
Two rounds of facility-level case studies and national-level interviews were conducted in Kenya and Uganda, with health facility, sub-national and central Ministry of Health staff, HIV clients, and implementing  ...  We examine the impact of these changes on HIV outreach in Kenya and Uganda. Methods Qualitative data collection was conducted as a part of a broader mixed-methods evaluation.  ...  Timothy Roberton for his support in survey development, Dr. Antonio J. Trujillo and Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12992-021-00729-w pmid:34273988 pmcid:PMC8285775 fatcat:a6d24y3tzjgt5fvq4jtaoa33de

Implementing Programs for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Resource-Constrained Settings: Horizons Studies, 1999–2007

Carolyn Baek, Naomi Rutenberg
2010 Public health reports (1974)  
support for HIV-positive mothers; and identify ways to improve the quality of care and follow-up for women in the postpartum period.  ...  While effective, these interventions are costly and require strong health-care systems.  ...  The authors extend their appreciation to the co-principal investigators and other individuals who contributed to the studies presented in this article.  ... 
doi:10.1177/003335491012500220 pmid:20297758 pmcid:PMC2821859 fatcat:goehs4wewbg4jdawcs77indfx4

Acceptability and Effectiveness of Linking HIV-Positive Family Planning Clients to Treatment and Care Services among Health Care Providers in Kenya

Wilson Liambila Francis Obare, Harriet Birungi Shiphrah Njeri Kuria
2013 Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research  
The study was implemented under APHIA II Operations Research Project/ Population Council in collaboration with the National HIV/AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCOP) and the Division of Reproductive  ...  Acknowledgments The study that provided the data for this paper was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Kenya Mission through cooperative agreement No. 623-A-00-09-  ...  This paper examined the acceptability and effectiveness of linking HIV-positive family planning (FP) clients to treatment and care services among health care providers in Kenya.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000232 fatcat:oh45g3dfsjdhlmsgkw6fsizpka

A patient-centered multi-component strategy for accelerated linkage to care following community-wide HIV testing in rural Uganda and Kenya

James Ayieko, Maya L. Petersen, Edwin D. Charlebois, Lillian B. Brown, Tamara D. Clark, Dalsone Kwarisiima, Moses R. Kamya, Craig R. Cohen, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Diane V. Havlir, Annelies Van Rie
2018 Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes  
As countries move toward universal HIV treatment, many individuals fail to link to care after diagnosis of HIV. Efficient and effective linkage strategies are needed.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The SEARCH project gratefully acknowledges the Ministries of Health of Uganda and Kenya, our research team, collaborators, and especially all communities and participants involved.  ...  intervention communities (10 in Uganda and 6 in Kenya) who tested positive for HIV by rapid HIV antibody tests between June 2013 and June 2014 and were in need of linkage to HIV care were eligible for  ... 
doi:10.1097/qai.0000000000001939 pmid:30807481 pmcid:PMC6410970 fatcat:52t4jjp24nf43oyg7zb6fwsvrm

Active pediatric HIV case finding in Kenya and Uganda: A look at missed opportunities along the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) cascade

Michelle M. Gill, Eliab K. Natumanya, Heather J. Hoffman, Gordon Okomo, Geoffrey Taasi, Laura Guay, Rose Masaba, Evelyn Byrd Quinlivan
2020 PLoS ONE  
Multiple missed opportunities for HIV prevention and delays in HIV testing of HIV-exposed children were identified in newly diagnosed children.  ...  Among maternal caregivers, 110/132 (83.3%) attended antenatal care and 60 (45.5%) reported testing HIV-negative in antenatal care.  ...  The authors would like to thank the team of research assistants in both countries for their essential role in this study and the study participants, without whom this research would not be possible.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0233590 pmid:32484815 fatcat:kp6jfwv4kfcbthwglsvst5zxfm

Attaining 95-95-95 through Implementation Science: 15 Years of Insights and Best Practices from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research's Implementation of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Elizabeth H. Lee, Kavitha Ganesan, Samoel A. Khamadi, Stanley C. Meribe, Dorothy Njeru, Yakubu Adamu, Fred Magala, Trevor A. Crowell, Eniko Akom, Patricia Agaba, Priyanka Desai, Tiffany Hamm (+6 others)
2020 American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene  
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) supports more than 350,000 people on lifesaving HIV treatment in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda through funding from the U.S.  ...  Finally, we discuss WRAIR's contributions to PEPFAR priorities through use of data to drive and improve programming in real time in the era of HIV epidemic control and public health messaging that includes  ...  Medical Research Directorate-Africa, its country directors' oversight of PEPFAR programs, implementation science, and clinical research in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, and the support staff for  ... 
doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0541 pmid:33241783 pmcid:PMC7790083 fatcat:vlgglyxhqjh3fewqbzoa2bsnrm

Assisted partner notification services to augment HIV testing and linkage to care in Kenya: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Beatrice Muthoni Wamuti, Laura Kelly Erdman, Peter Cherutich, Matthew Golden, Matthew Dunbar, David Bukusi, Barbra Richardson, Anne Ng'ang'a, Ruanne Barnabas, Peter Maingi Mutiti, Paul Macharia, Mable Jerop (+3 others)
2015 Implementation Science  
HIV case-finding and linkage to care are critical for control of HIV transmission. In Kenya, >50% of seropositive individuals are unaware of their status.  ...  Index partners provide names and contact information for all sexual partners in the past 3 years.  ...  We thank the Kenyan Ministry of Health for their support in the implementation of the study.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0212-6 pmid:25884936 pmcid:PMC4342094 fatcat:qk3nek5csrcadai4ndhr3cfr6y

Epidemiological profile of individuals diagnosed with HIV: results from the preliminary phase of case-based surveillance in Kenya

Richelle Harklerode, Wanjiru Waruiru, Felix Humwa, Anthony Waruru, Timothy Kellogg, Lilly Muthoni, James Macharia, Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez
2019 AIDS Care  
In western Kenya, continued efforts are needed in the area of testing to enhance early HIV diagnosis and epidemic control.  ...  Linkage to care was recorded for approximately half (45.3%, n = 3930) and 28.0% (n = 2425) had a CD4 count available during the pilot timeframe.  ...  President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through cooperative agreements [U2GGH001520] from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  ... 
doi:10.1080/09540121.2019.1612021 pmid:31032628 pmcid:PMC6815685 fatcat:k6ed2g2hcrdc7owt3clhoxhtpy

Diagnosis disclosure to adolescents living with HIV in rural Kenya improves antiretroviral therapy adherence and immunologic outcomes: A retrospective cohort study

Gregg Joseph Montalto, Fredrick K. Sawe, Argwings Miruka, Jonah Maswai, Ignatius Kiptoo, Appolonia Aoko, Chrispine Oreyo, Eunice Obiero, Sheila Korir, Stephen K. Bii, Katherine X. Song, Anjali N. Kunz (+1 others)
2017 PLoS ONE  
GJM would like to thank the adolescents of Kericho, and those caretakers, clinicians, and support staff who dedicate their lives to them; he would also like to credit his father for instilling in him an  ...  Acknowledgments Material has been reviewed by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. There is no objection to its presentation and/or publication.  ...  an HIV care and treatment program in the South Rift Valley Province of Kenya in 2004.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0183180 pmid:28991913 pmcid:PMC5633147 fatcat:mmsj6a7mznaxbgaegxlgwempze
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