Differentiated service delivery for HIV during COVID-19: Lessons and opportunities - launch of JIAS supplement

This webinar, hosted on 27 October by IAS – the International AIDS Society – showcased the upcoming launch of the supplement through presentations of the latest science and lessons learned on differentiated service delivery (DSD) for HIV during COVID-19. Presentations highlighted the modifications made by HIV programmes in response to COVID-19 that should be maintained as part of a better structured service delivery system. In addition, the discussions focused on sub-Saharan Africa and remaining evidence gaps that could be addressed through future implementation research.

27 October 2021
Chairs
Anna Grimsrud

Anna Grimsrud

IAS – International AIDS Society, South Africa Izukanji Sikazwe, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Zambia

Nelson Otwoma

Nelson Otwoma

National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Kenya

Speakers
Primrose Matambanadzo

Primrose Matambanadzo

Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research, Zimbabwe

Supporting PrEP access for female sex workers in Zimbabwe during COVID-19 lockdown with community-based delivery, extended PrEP refills and virtual support during COVID-19 lockdown
Youngji Jo

Youngji Jo

Boston Medical Centre, USA and Bevis Phiri, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Zambia

Changes in utilization of DSD for HIV treatment during COVID-19 in Zambia
Jienchi Dorward

Jienchi Dorward

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, South Africa

DSD for people on second-line antiretroviral therapy: Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Trish Muzenda

Trish Muzenda

Kheth’Impilo AIDS Free Living and School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Earlier referral to a community-based DSD for HIV treatment model with multi-month dispensing and annual clinic visits: Data from two cluster-randomized trials in Lesotho and Zimbabwe
Peter Ehrenkranz

Peter Ehrenkranz

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Silver linings: How COVID-19 expedited differentiated service delivery for HIV