Eligibility criteria were age between 15 and 25 years at the time of study, HIV infection by self-report to study staff, receipt of ART at either the PHRU
adult or pediatric treatment clinic, and ability to provide voluntary written informed consent and, if applicable, assent.
A front office module for general patient data capture was developed by PHRU
, which was using iDART at several sites.
Camp Sizanani was created by a partnership involving three organizations: HIV South Africa (HIVSA), an independent organization that provides social support for adults and youth who are under the care of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
) of Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (the nation's largest), which operates through community-based clinics, and World Camps, Inc., a newly formed American venture, created specifically for the purpose of developing camp as an experience for HIV/AIDS-affected young people in African countries.
To analyze teenage pregnancy, we used data from the Population Health Research Unit (PHRU
) at Dalhousie University, which houses provincial databases for health, social services and related areas.
Editorial note: First published under the name Phun-tshogs bKrashis, "'Or tog' chang khang gi sku mgron," in Srid chos dang mo'i phru
gu Inga'i pha rnams (Tibet People's Printing Press, 1997).
Cumulative number enrolled by site: Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DT), Cape Town; MeCRU Clinical Research Site, Pretoria; Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban; Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
), Soweto, Johannesburg; and The Aurum Institute, Rustenburg.
Other notable Canadian data linkage projects include programs led by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES; www.ices.on.ca) in Ontario, Population Data BC in British Columbia (www.popdata.bc.ca), and the Population Health Research Unit (PHRU
; www.phru.dalhousie.ca) in Nova Scotia.
This study, conducted in 2008 at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU
) of the University of the Witwatersrand, examined ART adherence in a group of HIV-positive patients with depression at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.