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What was the purpose of the Integra Initiative?

The goal of the Integra Initiative was to better understand the costs and benefits of a range of models for delivering integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. This was achieved by addressing some of the big remaining research questions on how effective the different models of integration are in increasing uptake of services among new clients, reducing HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unwanted pregnancies and HIV related stigma.

The overarching research questions were:

  1. What are the relative benefits of different models of integrated SRH and HIV services over separately provided services?
  2. In the target populations, what is the impact of integrated services on HIV related risk behaviour, HIV related stigma; and unintended pregnancy?
  3. What is the cost, feasibility and cost-effectiveness of providing selected integrated services?

 

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