Central Africa International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (CA-IeDEA) aims to improve health outcomes of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Led by investigators from the various universities and organizations, CA-IeDEA utilizes implementation science to identify and address high-priority HIV/AIDS research questions and to identify effective strategies for optimizing HIV care outcomes, including timely diagnosis and care enrollment, care retention, ART initiation and viral suppression.
The CA-IeDEA cohort includes more than 86,000 patients who enrolled in HIV care at participating sites in the five CA-IeDEA countries since the project was launched in 2006, with close to 40,000 patients currently receiving HIV care at 21 active CA-IeDEA sites.
Interested in understanding the representativeness of #IeDEA cohorts and how trends in patient data relate to national epidemics? Check out our Int. J. STD AIDS paper comparing Central Africa IeDEA cohorts in Burundi & Rwanda to population-representative DHS surveys of PLHIV.
Just published in Epidemiology, a new paper by @edwardsjk & team use data from 19,506 PLWH in the Central Africa #IeDEA cohort to demonstrate a method for addressing ambiguities surrounding the treatment of loss-to-follow-up as a censoring or competing event in HIV cohort studies
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