Pathways to Engagement in HIV-Care for Newly-Diagnosed South Africans

To maximize the benefits of expanded HIV testing and optimize the outcomes of ART scale-up with interventions that promote early linkage with primary HIV care and other supportive services, this study aims to determine the most salient influences on enrollment and retention in HIV primary care among newly diagnosed women and men (regardless of ART eligibility) in a context where HIV stigma and poverty are widespread, gender inequality prevails, health services are constrained and policies and programs are in flux, and where HIV care seeking includes the use of both Western and traditional modalities; and to identify collaboratively with community organizations, health care providers, public officials, and HIV+ individuals promising interventions for further development and testing.

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