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PLOS Medicine Examines Impact Of ‘Treat All’ Policies On Uptake Of HIV Treatment In 6 African Countries

PLOS Medicine: Changes in rapid HIV treatment initiation after national “treat all” policy adoption in 6 sub-Saharan African countries: Regression discontinuity analysis
Olga Tymejczyk, research scientist at the Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health and NIH Fogarty global health fellow, and colleagues examine the impact of universal HIV treatment, or “treat all” policies, on antiretroviral treatment (ART) uptake across six countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors note, “Our analysis indicates that adoption of treat all policies had a strong effect on increasing rates of rapid ART initiation, and that these increases followed different trajectories across the six countries. Young adults and men still require additional attention to further improve rapid ART initiation” (6/10).