Our Studies

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Our implementation research projects have a global reach and focus on improving the HIV prevention and care continuum.

We are dedicated to identifying strategies to bridge the gap between the availability of effective HIV medications and the access and use of those medicines to better the lives of people living with HIV and of individuals seeking HIV prevention options.

Health-Related Quality of Life

Our implementation research projects focus on improving health-related quality of life for people living with and ageing with HIV. We are committed to better measurement of health-quality of life, improving the mental health and well-being of people living with and ageing with HIV, leveraging technology to ensure the voices of people living with HIV are heard.

Adherence & Retention in Care

We are committed to improving the HIV treatment cascade by exploring ways to prevent loss to follow up, encouraging adherence, and improving access to HIV services and medications. Our implementation research projects focus on ways to improve the diagnosis of new patients, ensuring medical appointments are kept, ways to encourage people living with HIV to take their HIV medicines as prescribed, and overcoming barriers and enable people living with HIV to access care and treatment, by overcoming the barriers they face.

Stigma & Discrimination

High rates of HIV-related stigma and discrimination persist despite considerable efforts to combat it. Some of our implementation research projects focus on spreading the U=U message and HIV awareness and education. We are committed to eliminating stigma and discrimination, which deter health-seeking behaviors and severely impact health related quality of life for people living with HIV.

Ageing

Although people living with HIV who can access medicines can now have similar life expectancies as those without HIV, patients ageing with HIV often self-report high levels of loneliness and are more likely to have depression, anxiety, and low quality of life compared to individuals living without HIV. Some of our implementation research projects are dedicated to improving quality of life for ageing patients to help patients age with dignity.

Paediatric

Ending paediatric HIV is an urgent global health priority. Our implementation science research projects focus on overcoming several barriers, including missed opportunities to test pregnant women for HIV and testing children at birth, poor linkage to care, lower retention in care, and viral load suppression challenges. We are committed to supporting implementation research focused on closing gaps that are preventing the end of paediatric AIDS.

Long-Acting Treatment Implementation

As new modalities for HIV treatment become available, implementation will be critical to ensuring optimal access for those that might benefit from these options. Our studies are dedicated to finding the best strategies to support efforts to implement long-acting HIV treatment and prevention to foster successful uptake and use.

Our partnerships

Our partnerships

We are proud to partner with multiple organizations that work to prevent HIV and improve the lives of people who live with HIV.

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