HIV early diagnosis/treatment: implementation science research to strengthen retention in the cascade
AbstractImplementation Science Research helps countries tackle HIV. Most countries in the Region are moving towards early initiation of treatment for people living with HIV, however there are major challenges including early diagnosis and linkages to care, reaching key populations, developing robust monitoring and evaluation systems and identifying efficient service delivery models. Implementation science research which translates research findings into real world public health systems can help overcome these challenges. To strengthen the role of implementation science research in HIV response, the WHO Regional Offices for South-East Asia and the Western Pacific jointly organized an expert consultation on implementation science research on 9-11 December 2014 in New Delhi, India. Participants discussed ongoing research projects and generated key research questions that could be answered in future projects to inform policies and programmes.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). HIV early diagnosis/treatment: implementation science research to strengthen retention in the cascade. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/181588