Lost to Follow-up

A tough reality of HIV care is that many men begin treatment but then discontinue, or cycle in and out of care. This is a crucial area of focus for MenStar. Innovations include holistic improvements to the healthcare experience and support for men.

A males-only waiting area at a clinic in Lesotho. Image courtesy Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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The loneliest day in a man's life might be the day he finds out he is HIV positive. Coach Mpilo offers men a caring, resourceful, HIV-positive peer to help him adjust. Read More
Newly on Treatment
Today, meeting clients "where they are" means digital. MenConnect leverages South Africa's most pervasive digital platform to engage men at scale and relieve clinician burden. Read More
Lost to Follow-up
It's not about a disease. It's about people. HIV-positive men have preferences, habits, constraints, desires—in short, lives! MINA is a 360-degree approach to making the healthcare experience actually work for men in South Africa. Read More
Not Linked
To develop and implement a targeted SBC campaign to increase uptake of HIV testing, care and treatment services among high-risk populations, with a focus on men.
Newly on Treatment
MSF introduced a comprehensive “welcome back” service at an ART facility, starting on the day of re-engagement. MSF is also using a social media campaign (WhatsApp and Facebook) to reach out to clients who may have disengaged from care.
Newly on Treatment
This randomized control trial recruited ~1,000 people (43% men) to receive a CBHS intervention (monthly support groups and community delivery of ART) at 10 sites in Tanzania (across 4 regions). We compared outcome results to ~1,000 people receiving the standard of care at 10 matched sites in the same regions. The intervention was implemented for over a 12-month period, and HIV outcome measures were compared.