Same-Day HIV Testing and Treatment Initiation to Improve Retention in Care

Phase:Open Label
Principal Investigator(s):Serena P Koenig
Objective:The purpose of this study is to determine if same-day HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation improves retention in care (as measured by the proportion of participants who are alive and in-care with an undetectable viral load 12 months after HIV testing), compared with standard of care (three visits prior to ART initiation). Secondary outcomes include comparisons of 6-month adherence and cost-effectiveness between the two groups.
Prevention Option(s):Treatment U=U
Study Design:Randomized
Start Date
End Date
August 1, 2013
January 1, 2016
Age range: 18 Years ↔ any