New Multi-Disease Approach to Testing and Treating HIV Improves Community Health in East Africa

A new community-based model to treat HIV and other health conditions in rural East Africa led to 20 percent fewer HIV deaths, reduced the incidence of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), and improved control of hypertension and diabetes, according to the latest results from the Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) study, an ongoing trial that includes more than 350,000 adults and children in rural Kenya and Uganda to evaluate the effect of a “test-and-treat” strategy on HIV, community health, and economic outcomes. Read more