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Simplifying TREAtment and Monitoring for HIV (STREAM HIV): protocol for a randomised controlled trial of point-of-care urine tenofovir and viral load testing to improve HIV outcomes

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Introduction: Substantial improvements in viral suppression among people living with HIV (PLHIV) are needed to end the HIV epidemic, requiring extensive scale-up of low-cost HIV monitoring services. Point-of-care (POC) tests for monitoring antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and viral load (VL) may be efficient and effective tools for real-time clinical decision making. We aim to evaluate the effects of a combined intervention of POC ART adherence and VL testing compare...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050116

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0000-0002-2404-9568
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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ORCID:
0000-0001-6072-1430
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Publisher:
BMJ Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
10
Article number:
e050116
Publication date:
2021-10-05
Acceptance date:
2021-09-06
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EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1199906
Local pid:
pubs:1199906
Deposit date:
2021-10-11

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