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Protocol for a randomised controlled implementation trial of point-of-care viral load testing and task shifting: the Simplifying HIV TREAtment and Monitoring (STREAM) study

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Achieving the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS 90-90-90 targets requires models of HIV care that expand antiretroviral therapy (ART) coverage without overburdening health systems. Point-of-care (POC) viral load (VL) testing has the potential to efficiently monitor ART treatment, while enrolled nurses may be able to provide safe and cost-effective chronic care for stable patients with HIV. This study aims to demonstrate whether POC VL testing combined wi...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017507

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton
ORCID:
0000-0001-6072-1430
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University of Washington More from this funder
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
9
Pages:
e017507
Publication date:
2017-09-27
Acceptance date:
2017-08-29
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:925486
URN:
uri:983576ca-ec92-4336-b1f9-97eee3f45b46
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uuid:983576ca-ec92-4336-b1f9-97eee3f45b46
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pubs:925486

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