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January/February 2018: HIV self-test distribution methods and impact on testing and linkage to care among female sex workers in Uganda

February 7, 2018

Direct provision versus facility collection of HIV self-tests among female sex workers in Uganda: A cluster-randomized controlled health systems trial.

This article reports on the results of a three-arm cluster-randomized controlled trial that was conducted among female sex workers (FSW) to assess the effect of two HIV self-test distribution models on HIV testing and linkage to care outcomes.

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December 2017: EARNEST trial looks at long-term efficacy of second-line ART regimens

December 5, 2017

Lopinavir plus nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, lopinavir plus raltegravir, or lopinavir monotherapy for second-line treatment of HIV (EARNEST): 144-week follow-up results from a randomised controlled trial.

This article reports on the Europe Africa Research Network for Evaluation of Second-line Therapy (EARNEST) trial, which compared the efficacy and safety of three second-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens after 144 weeks of follow-up.

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