Case Based Surveillance

Surveillance of Linkage from HIV Testing to Care in Tanzania: Results of a Pilot Conducted in the Magu District
In Western Tanzania we conducted a pilot to create a surveillance system using routinely collected HIV program data to assess linkage of people testing HIV positive to care through a standardized referral form.Link to article

A pilot intervention to digitise point of care HIV test results in the Western Cape
In the Western Cape of South Africa we piloted a systems intervention in a primary level facility to digitise point of care HIV test results into the LIS and consolidate with the broader health information system.Link to article

Point-of-contact Interactive Record Linkage (PIRL): A software tool to prospectively link demographic surveillance and health facility data
This paper describes the development of Point-of-contact Interactive Record Linkage (PIRL) software that is used to prospectively link health records from a local health facility to a health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) in rural Tanzania. This prospective approach to record linkage is carried out in the presence of the individual whose records are being linked allowing any uncertainty surrounding their identity to be resolved. Link to Journal Site

The HIV Care Cascade from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis protocol
This paper presents a protocol for a systematic review and meta-regression to identify the different methodological approaches used to define the steps in the HIV care cascade in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where most people with HIV live, and to assess the proportion of participants retained at each step.Link to Journal Site
Feasibility of Establishing HIV Case-Based Surveillance to Measure Progress Along the Health Sector Cascade: Situational Assessments in Tanzania, South Africa, and Kenya
To track the HIV epidemic and responses to it, WHO recommends 10 global indicators to collect information along the HIV care cascade. Patient diagnosis and medical record data, harnessed through case-based surveillance, can be used to measure 8 of these. This paper responds to the need for improved strategic HIV information, and to facilitate the development of CBS in resource limited countries, to conduct situational assessments of existing data collection systems in Tanzania, South Africa, and Kenya.Link to Journal Site
Protocol for the Situational Assessment of HIV Case Reporting
The MeSH Consortium has developed and applied a tool for conducting situational assessments of HIV case reporting. The tool has been designed so that it can be tailored to the needs of each assessment and be applied in part or full.Capture
Combined SWOT report – Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Haiti
In June 2016 the MeSH Consortium presented a joint report to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Global Fund of the four situational assessments of HIV case based surveillance. situation assessment
Progress to 90:90:90 - A longitudinal analysis of the Tanzanian national treatment cascade from 2006 to 2014
This poster analyses the HIV treatment cascade in Tanzania using routine data sources at the 2016 International AIDS Society meeting in Durban, South Africa.IAS cascade
Tracking people along the HIV care cascade: a tool to assess, develop and implement HIV case-based surveillance in high prevalence settings
This poster was presented at the 2016 International AIDS Society meeting in Durban South Africa outlines the protocol / tool developed for tracking people along the HIV care cascade.rochelle
Tanzanian SWOT report
The presentation below was delivered at the completion of the Case Based Surveillance situational analysis in Tanzania in it Professor Jim Todd summarised the main findings of the analysis. swot report presentation
HIV Case Based Surveillance situational analysis - Nairobi , Kenya
A situational analysis on the readiness of a numner of countries for the implementation of case based surveillance was carried out in Kenya in February 2016. This presentation was a summary of the findings given to key partners and stakeholders.1Capture
Monitoring of the HIV Epidemic Using Routinely Collected Data: The Case of the United Kingdom
We report on measures used to monitor the response to the UK HIV epidemic. We present analyses of routine data on HIV testing, diagnosis and care, and of CD4 back-calculation models to estimate country of HIV acquisition and incidence. Over the past decade, HIV and AIDS diagnoses and deaths declined while HIV testing coverage increased. Linkage into care, retention in care, and viral suppression was high with few socio-demographic differences.Link to Journal Site

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HIV continuum of care in Europe and Central Asia

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) supports countries to monitor progress in their response to the HIV epidemic. This paper addresses, In line with these monitoring responsibilities, how, and to what extent, the continuum of care is being measured across countries.
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An assessment in 2017 of three HIV case-based surveillance systems to describe practise and identify generalizable elements
We conducted a review of three HIV case-based surveillance systems (in the UK, USA, and Estonia) to identify and describe generalizable elementsLink to article