Patient Perspectives of Quality of the Same‑Day Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Process in Gauteng Province, South Africa: Qualitative Dominant Mixed‑Methods Analysis of the SLATE II Trial

By  Dr. Nancy Scott  Dr Mhairi Maskew  Rachel M. Fong, Ingrid E. Olson  Dr. Alana Brennan  Dr. Matthew Fox  Lungisile Vezi  Peter D. Ehrenkranz  Professor Sydney Rosen  |  | 

HIV patients in South Africa continue to report operational barriers to starting antiretroviral therapy (ART). In the Simplified Algorithm for Treatment Eligibility (SLATE) II trial, same-day initiation (SDI) of ART increased the number of patients commencing ART and achieving HIV viral suppression by using a screening tool to distinguish between patients eligible for SDI and those requiring additional care before starting treatment. We conducted a mixed-methods evaluation to explore trial patients’ perceptions and experiences of SDI.

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