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What is the RCCS Dashboard?

The Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS) dashboard enables researchers to explore long-term HIV incidence and prevalence trends in agrarian, trading, and fishing communities located in Rakai region of south-central, Uganda from 1994 to 2016. In addition, researchers can explore the impact of the combination HIV prevention strategy including HIV counseling and testing, voluntary medical male circumcision, antiretroviral therapy for participants living with HIV, and behavioral change on trends in HIV infection.

The RCCS dashboard contains data from participants in 30 RCCS agrarian that were continuously surveyed from 1999 to 2016 using data collected over 12 survey rounds, each conducted at approximately 18-month intervals. It also contains data from four HIV hyperendemic fishing communities which were included in the cohort as of 2011 and subsequently surveilled four times between 2011 and 2016.

In the latter communities, the interval between the first two surveys was only 6 months in order to rapidly estimate HIV incidence. Participant eligibility criteria for inclusion in the dashboard are: 1) residing as a permanent resident in their respective community; fishing communities include transient residents, 2) being between the ages of 15 and 49 years, 3) undergoing HIV testing. Data from sexual partners (official marriage or consensual relationship) at each study visit were linked using unique study identifiers.

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Approval of the RCCS study

The Rakai Community Cohort Study is approved by Ugandan and International Review Boards and receives annual renewal of approvals. All participants provide written informed consent and are offered individual and couples’ HIV testing and counseling services. Persons who test HIV positive are referred for free antiretroviral treatment and HIV care according to the Uganda Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation guidelines.

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