The IeDEA West Africa collaboration gathers routinely collected data available from participating HIV programs on persons living with HIV (PLHIV) initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) at a regional level. The generated database includes more than 50,000 Adult patients (16≥ years) who ever initiated ART at participating sites and over 12,000 children and adolescents enrolled into care at pediatric HIV clinics.
Combining longitudinal data from routinely collected variables form partnering HIV programs and dedicate in-depth prospective cohort studies, the IeDEA West Africa consortium addresses research questions related to the continuum of HIV care as well as HIV-related comorbidities in PLHIV on ART. More specifically, our overarching aims are:
- To identify individual and structural barriers associated with the continuum of HIV care, from HIV testing to retention in care and viral suppression throughout West Africa
- To assess the impact of new preventive approaches targeting AIDS-related morbidity including cervical cancer and tuberculosis
- To determine the burden and predictors of non-communicable diseases in PLHIV on ART in West Africa and evaluate their impact on HIV-related outcomes
The IeDEA West Africa collaboration is jointly led by Dr. Antoine Jaquet (Bordeaux University, INSERM, IRD, Bordeaux, France), Pr. Didier Ekouevi (University of Lome, Togo), and Pr. Igho Ofotokun (Emory University, Atlanta, USA).
The IeDEA West Africa collaboration is coordinated at the University of Bordeaux, France with a regional Office hosted by the PACCI program, a research-oriented non-governmental organization situated in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Partnering institutions include Emory university, Atlanta and Washington University, Seattle.