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An implementation science approach to address multi-level barriers to cancer screening among women living with HIV in South Africa

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

HIV-associated Noncommunicable Diseases Research at LMIC Institutions

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

An implementation science approach to address multi-level barriers to cancer screening among women living with HIV in South Africa

Principal Institution

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Chibwesha, Carla J

Project Contact Information

carla_chibwesha@med.unc.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2020–2022

Country

South Africa

NIH Partners

NCI

Project Description

Cervical cancer exacts an enormous toll on African women living with HIV who are at substantially increased risk for HPV infection, the necessary cause of cervical cancer. As these women age, the challenge of preventing and treating non-AIDS defining cancers such as breast cancer is rapidly evolving. This project will deepen our understanding of both the barriers to women’s cancer screening and the contextual factors that can support implementation of more effective public programs for breast and cervical cancer control among women living with HIV in South Africa.

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