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 to know more about the Central Africa cohort of IeDEA? Just published in JIAS, our new cohort profile describes trends in demographic and clinical characteristics and ART use among patients aged 15 and older at entry to HIV care at Central African 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.
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