The final results of the cluster-randomized PEBRA trial were published a few days ago in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS Medicine: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/comments?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1004150 Moreover, the PEBRApp developed for PEBRA will now be adapted and used in a similar project in Zambia – more to come…Read More
Adolescents living with HIV are more likely to drop out of care, both before and after starting antiretroviral therapy, and have overall poorer health outcomes than all other age groups.
In close collaboration with various local stakeholders in Lesotho, we designed a health service delivery model specifically for adolescents living with HIV, called the PEBRA model.
The PEBRA model is delivered and coordinated by a peer-educator and a tablet application (PEBRApp). In the PEBRA model, a peer-educator first assesses the HIV service preferences of their peers, and then differentiates the services according to these preferences in a feasible manner.Read more
The PEBRA model including PEBRApp will be evaluated in a cluster-randomized trial, running for over one year to assess if the model leads to better health outcomes among adolescents living with HIV in Lesotho. The PEBRA trial is a cluster randomized, open-label, superiority trial in rural Lesotho. The clusters (health facilities) are randomized into two groups (intervention and control) in a 1:1 allocation stratified by district.Read More