Project SOAR is contributing to the evidence base on community-based care models by conducting implementation research in Tanzania, a country where 1.5 million people are in need of HIV care services, and where clients eligible for antiretroviral therapy (ART) often drop out or are lost to follow up. While the country has a cadre of community-based HIV service (CBHS) providers, they remain largely informal. Project SOAR and its partners are evaluating a coordinated, integrated model in which CBHS providers deliver an enhanced service package to HIV-positive clients. The evaluation will advance understanding of the value of CBHS providers in improving clients’ linkage to and retention in care, treatment adherence, and health and well-being. The results will help guide Tanzania and other high HIV burden countries in tapping community resources to meet the growing demand for care and treatment services.
Project SOAR. 2016. "Impact of a community-based, HIV intervention on antiretroviral treatment retention and adherence in Tanzania," Activity brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR)