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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
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Telephone Delivered Interventions for Preventing HIV Infection in HIV-Negative Persons

Description of Resource: 
HIV prevention interventions often require people to go to health facilities. Barriers such as transport problems and stigma can limit access to in-person interventions. This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of HIV prevention phone calls compared to the standard in-person interventions. It identified only 1 relevant study. Study participants were women and girls in South Africa who were given post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection after they had been raped. The participants were divided into 2 groups: 1 group received only standard care and the other group received both standard care and support via telephone calls to help them take their HIV prevention medication. The participants who received the phone calls were not more likely to take their medication than participants who only received standard care.

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Review
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
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Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
van-Velthoven MHMMT, Tudor Car L, Gentry S, Car J. Telephone delivered interventions for preventing HIV infection in HIV-negative persons. Cochrane Database Syst Rev [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2018 Jan 23];(5). Art. No.: CD009190. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009190.pub2. Available from: