3ie at AIDS 2016

3ie is participating at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS to be held in Durban, South Africa 18-22 July.

AIDS 2016 is organised by the International AIDS Society  in partnership with governments, scientific and civil society partners in South Africa and international partners from civil society and the United Nations.

It will bring together people working in the field of HIV and AIDS, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic.

3ie-sponsored satellite sessions at AIDS 2016

Evaluation results on integrating HIV services with other health services

Session Room 13, Durban International Convention Centre
Thursday, 21 July, 7.00 - 8:30


Rigorous evidence for new approaches to address uptake and retention in care more efficiently and effectively is needed to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets by 2020. Integration of HIV services with other services shows promising potential. This session will present results from impact evaluations of five pilot interventions implemented in Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. These studies of under-researched HIV service integration programmes to improve linkage to care, adherence and retention were funded by 3ie. They contribute to understanding better what works, why, how and at what cost to maximise policy relevance and impact. The pilots include integration of the expanded programme for immunisation with early infant diagnosis, Option B+ with maternal and child health, the use of an appointment system within Option B+ and preliminary results for integrating within a chronic care model and into community health-worker services.

Evaluating the impact of HIV self-test availability on testing uptake: results from Kenya 

Session Room 13, Durban International Convention Centre 
Friday, 22 July, 7.00 - 8:30


HIV self-testing has the potential to help close the testing gap and achieve the 90 per cent testing target established by UNAIDS. HIV self-testing has been shown to be highly acceptable, but questions remain about how best to implement it and promote linkage to care. 3ie funded three studies in Kenya to pilot and evaluate the impact of HIV self-testing. Two studies distributed self-tests to women at antenatal care (ANC) clinics to take home and test with their partners, and one provided truck drivers at roadside wellness clinics the option of semi-supervised self-testing or taking a self-test kit with them for testing later. Results indicate that the availability of an HIV self-test substantially increases overall HIV testing rates. The session will present the results, provide recommendations and introduce four new studies in Uganda and Zambia that target families of women attending ANC clinics, female sex workers and households.

Oral Presentations

3ie grantees are participating in oral presentations and poster presentations of studies that are either partially or fully funded by 3ie. 

Sunday 17 July, Global Village Session Room 1, 13:00-14:00
"Update from the HPTN 071 (PopART) Study"

Monday 18 July, Session Room 13, 14:45-16:45
Measuring progress against 90-90-90 targets in Zambia using routine data collected by community health workers

Monday 18 July, Session Room 12, 17:00-19:00
Overview of Social Science in HPTN 071 (PopART)

Tuesday 19 July, Session Room 12, 14:30-16:00
Stigma and the roll-out of ART regardless of CD4 count: initial insights from HPTN 071 (PopART)

Wednesday, 20 July, Session Room 2, 11:00-12:30
Adapting Global and National Guidelines in a Large Implementation Science Study HPTN 071 (PopART)

Wednesday, 20 July, Session Room 6, 11:00-12:30
Acceptability and preferences for HIV self-testing in Zambia: a population-based formative study using a discrete choice experiment.

Friday, 22 July, Session Room 12, 11:00-12:30
Promoting male partner and couples HIV testing through secondary distribution HIV self-tests: a randomized trial

The impact of universal test and treat on HIV incidence in a rural South African population: ANRS 12249 TasP trial, 2012-2016

Poster Presentations

Tuesday 19 July, Poster Exhibition Area
Healthcare worker reflections on the relationship between health facility space and HIV stigma in 21 South African and Zambian facilities - the elephant in the room of HIV service delivery?

Health care worker attitudes and behaviours towards key populations in South Africa and Zambia: a cross-country analysis within HPTN 071 (PopART) trial

Wednesday, 20 July
Program Number: WEPEC218
Provision of oral HIV self-test kits triples uptake of HIV testing among male partners of antenatal care clients: results of a randomised trial in Kenya

High levels of self-reported personal accomplishment amongst three cadres of healthcare workers: baseline findings from the first round of the HPTN 071 (PopART) stigma and ancillary study

Discrepancies between 'my address,' 'where I live,' and 'where you might find me' - qualitative lessons for HIV data capture in expanding HIV clinic services to community-based services

Talking sex and interpreting HIV risk in South Africa and Zambia: an analysis of the influence of colloquial discourse on conceptualisations of sex, HIV-related risk and stigma

Working evening and weekend schedules is effective in reaching more men for home-based HIV testing: findings from HPTN 071 (PopART) in South Africa

Taking on faith -- a narrative analysis of discussions about HIV used by participants as a platform for contesting faith in 9 high HIV-burden communities in the Western Cape, South Africa

Thursday 21 July, Poster Exhibition Area​
An exploratory analysis to develop a conceptual model of 'patient-blame' in the context of the roll-out of 'Universal Test and Treat'

Measures to Assure Quality and Accuracy of Community-Based HIV Testing on a Large Scale - Lessons Learnt in the HPTN 071 (PopART) Trial in Zambia

Evaluating the acceptability of home-based testing as an approach towards achieving universal knowledge of HIV status -- findings from a case-control study nested within the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial

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