Bengtson and Lurie coauthor recent paper examining an innovative way to track engagement in HIV care for women during the perinatal period in Malawi

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Sustained engagement in HIV care is critical to the success of Option B+ for HIV-infected pregnant women. However, monitoring women’s engagement in care across clinics and over time is challenging due to migration and clinic transfers.

Improved strategies to identify and monitor women’s engagement in HIV care across a network of clinics are needed, but have not been pilot tested. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of biometric fingerprint scanning to identify women and monitor HIV visit attendance among women in Option B+.

Read the study