UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON PREVENTION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION (PMTCT) OF HIV AND SYPHILIS IN ZIMBABWE
In this study, a retrospective analysis of existing data sources will be completed, allowing for a comprehensive description and evaluation of the effects of the pandemic on national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services and on specialised neonatal care at the local level. Mathematical modelling incorporating any observed effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV testing and treatment in pregnant women will be completed to understand the impact of the pandemic on new HIV infections in infants. Key messages from this mixed-methods approach will be developed into educational materials. The study will measure the reach, implementation effectiveness, and maintenance. It is anticipated that 4200 patients and 35 healthcare workers will participate in the study
- Compare key indicators for PMTCT of HIV and syphilis and management of HIV-exposed infants before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Compare the number of HIV-exposed infants admitted to the neonatal unit and their clinical outcomes, before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Explore the impact of COVID-19 on provision and uptake of PMTCT services.
- Model the impact of disruptions to HIV testing and ART provision on MTCT of HIV.
- Develop and disseminate educational materials to pregnant women, their families and healthcare workers to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on PMTCT services and uptake.
DELIVERY OF HIV CARE THROUGH TELEMEDICINE IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH
In this study, a retrospective analysis of existing data sources will be completed, allowing for a comprehensive description and evaluation of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on national prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services and on specialised neonatal care at the local level.
As part of an effort to re-engage patients into care, this study determined the effectiveness of using an outreach nurse as a direct clinical liaison through the State Bridge Counsellor (SBC) Program
THE BUDDY PROJECT: BIDIRECTIONAL, UPBEAT COMMUNICATION AND DIFFERENTIATED, DISTANCED CARE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
This project will examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a novel remote service delivery model implemented among young people living with HIV (YPLHIV) who have initiated ART across three clinics in Cape Town, South Africa.