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Zikhethele - choose for you: evaluating choice-based antiretroviral therapy support for patients returning to HIV care after treatment interruption in South Africa

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Funding Fogarty Program

Emerging Global Leader

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Zikhethele - choose for you: evaluating choice-based antiretroviral therapy support for patients returning to HIV care after treatment interruption in South Africa

Principal Institution

University of Cape Town

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Phillips, Tasmin Kate

Project Contact Information

tammy.phillips@uct.ac.za

Year(s) Awarded

2021-2026

Country

South Africa

NIH Partners

N​IMH

Project Description

The ultimate goal of this research is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary impact of incorporating choice in the delivery of ART support to patients who return to HIV care after an interruption, a growing population who are vulnerable to future interruptions. The development of patient-centered interventions is a key priority area to bridge remaining HIV treatment gaps in high-burden settings like South Africa. If proven to be acceptable, feasible and effective, incorporating choice in the delivery of ART support in routine, high-burden HIV care settings may be an important tool to promote patient empowerment and improve ART adherence and retention.

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