Mapping Pathways is a multi-national project to develop and nurture a research-driven, community-led global understanding of the emerging evidence base around the adoption of antiretroviral-based prevention strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The evidence base is more than results from clinical trials - it must include stakeholder and community perspectives as well.

19 September 2011

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Awarded $37 Million for New PopART Trial

via HIV Prevention Trials Network

HPTN 071
The PopART Study

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is delighted to announce a new study, PopART, (HPTN 071), which will examine the impact of a combination prevention strategy, including early antiretroviral therapy (ART), on population level HIV incidence in Zambia and South Africa. Partners for this study include the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, London, the Zambia AIDS Related Tuberculosis Project (ZAMBART), and the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC).

HPTN 071 is a natural extension of HPTN’s robust HIV prevention research and will build upon the network’s groundbreaking studies. The primary objective of HPTN 071 is to evaluate a prevention package utilizing a combination of interventions includ-ing voluntary testing, counseling and antiretroviral therapy (ART). The study is in line with the goals of the U.S. President’s Emer-gency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) which aims to “expand its emphasis on HIV prevention, and matching interventions and investments with epidemiological trends and needs in order to improve impact.”

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