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LINK4HEALTH

Status
Ongoing
Phase
Other
Principal Investigator(s)
Wafaa M El-Sadr & Margaret McNairy
Objective

To improve linkage to HIV care abd retention in HIV care through the use of feasible, evidence-based, and practical interventions. 

Prevention Option(s)
Treatment
Study Design
Controlled
Randomized
Open label
Arms and Assigned Interventions
Description
No Intervention: Standard of Care Participants will be managed per standard of care following prevailing Swaziland Ministry of Health guidelines.
ARMs
Placebo Comparator
Description
Experimental: Combined Intervention Strategy POC (point-of-care) CD4+ (cluster of differentiation 4) Count Accelerated ART initiation for ART eligible participants Basic care and prevention package Cellular Appointment Reminders and Follow-Up Financial Incentives
ARMs
Experimental
Trial Sponsors
Columbia University, NIH, NIAID, CDC, & New York University
August 2013
July 2015
Enrollment
2 200
18
Years
Population
Women
Men
HIV positive
Sites

Hlatikhulu Hospital

Swaziland

Mankayane Hospital

Swaziland

Nhlangano Health Center

Swaziland

Mbabane Government Hospital

Swaziland

Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital

Swaziland

Piggs Peak

Swaziland

Horo

Swaziland

Mkhuzweni Health Center

Swaziland

Mangweni Clinic

Swaziland

Sithobeloa Rural Health Center

Swaziland

Siphofaneni Clinc

Swaziland

Good Shepherd Hospital

Swaziland

Kamfishane

Swaziland

Mashobneni Clinic

Swaziland

Luyengo Clinic

Swaziland

Mpolenjeni Clinic

Swaziland

Dvokolwako

Swaziland

Bhalekane Clinic

Swaziland

Lamvelase

Swaziland

Motshane

Swaziland