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The study is a longitudinal, observational cohort study of people who are newly-diagnosed with HIV who consent to recency testing and participate in index testing services, and their disclosed contacts. The study will evaluate the impact of recency testing on HIV positive yield of index testing among the contacts of newly diagnosed people living with HIV and the incidence of adverse events or social harm as a result of returning recency results among newly diagnosed people living with HIV.

Clinical Trial Description

The rapid test for recent HIV infection (RTRI) assay can distinguish between people who are recently-infected and those who are long-term HIV cases. This may help guide efforts to identify ongoing HIV transmission and direct prevention or treatment efforts. But, more research is needed on the impact of RTRI on the number of HIV+ individuals that can be identified through testing. Furthermore, not much is known about the impact that returning RTRI results may have on the occurrence of intimate partner violence. A primary objective of this study is to compare the HIV testing yield among contacts of people newly diagnosed with HIV by recency testing result. The investigators will abstract routinely collected data from participant medical records and registers. In addition, a second primary objective of this study is to assess the incidence of intimate partner violence associated with the return of recency testing results among those classified as testing recent versus long-term. Index study participants newly diagnosed with HIV will be interviewed at the initial enrollment visit following HIV diagnosis and during follow-up visits at 1, 2, and 6-months using a health-related quality of life instrument and intimate partner violence questionnaire. Participants will be recruited from 60 high-volume facilities across all provinces in Rwanda during the evaluation period. ;

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NCT number NCT05063487
Study type Observational
Source Columbia University
Contact Suzue Saito, PhD
Phone 212-304-7130
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Start date July 29, 2021
Completion date October 2022

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