Research & Publications

Estimating HIV Incidence and Detecting Recent Infection among Pregnant Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Malawi – Working Together for an AIDS-free Future for Girls and Women (October 2019)

The Malawi Ministry of Health (MOH) and its partners implemented a novel surveillance system to detect and characterize recent HIV infections and estimate HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) receiving antenatal care (ANC) in four high-prevalence districts of Malawi. A description of the methods and key findings from the pilot implementation of this surveillance system – which was called the Malawi Recency Study.

MeSH Consortium Report on the feasibility and utility of HIV recent infection testing in a range of routine service provision contexts (July 2019)

Distinguishing recently acquired infection from “long-standing” infection among persons newly diagnosed with HIV can help identify populations and geographic areas where current transmission is occurring; crucial information to inform programme planning. Given this, we set out to assess the feasibility and utility of various approaches to conducting HIV recent infection testing in a range of routine service-provision contexts; namely, in antenatal clinics providing PMTCT services (Siaya County, Kenya), routine HIV testing and counselling clinics (Nairobi, Kenya), and a programme for female sex workers (Zimbabwe).