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From protocol to practice: evaluating the real-world effects of decentralising HIV care on adolescents’ care outcomes and experiences in South Africa

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Background: To rapidly scale up HIV care, several sub-Saharan African countries have decentralised antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV care delivery. Decentralisation triages patients by intensity of care need, with clinically “stable” patients being down-referred to primary care clinics from secondary or tertiary hospital settings. Compared to other age groups, adolescents demonstrate both high rates of new HIV infections and the worst care outcomes once initiated on ART. However...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Sub department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6615-9194

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Sub department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-0418-835X
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Programme:
ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods Studentship
Funding agency for:
Haghighat, R
Grant:
ES/J500112/1
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Programme:
Clarendon Fund and Jesus College Old Members' Award
Funding agency for:
Haghighat, R
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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