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A retrospective, longitudinal study conducted in Cape Town of a mobile clinic screening for HIV and chronic disease.

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posted on 16.04.2021, 15:09 by Philip Smith, Dvora L. Joseph Davey, Hunter Green, Linda-Gail Bekker, Morna Cornell

The data set contains HCT/NCD data describing population characteristics of those visiting a mobile clinic in Cape Town, SA, between 2008 and 2016.


The aim of this research was to evaluate mobile clinic data and describe population characteristics of those visiting a mobile clinic offering integrated chronic disease screening in high HIV disease burden, limited-resource settings in the Cape Town, South Africa, between 2008 and 2016.


Mobile HIV testing services can reach people who delay visiting conventional clinic facilities, including men living with HIV not previously tested. Over half of those previously diagnosed HIV positive were not yet on treatment. This gap requires urgent intervention to provide accessible and desirable treatment options.

Funding

The Metropolitan Health Group

Abbott Laboratories

History

Department/Unit

Desmond Tutu HIV Centre