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Table 4 Assessment methods and results of the activities reported to reengage patients to HIV care

From: Strategies to reengage patients lost to follow up in HIV care in high income countries, a scoping review

Reengagement activities and outcomes Measurement (median) Reference
Patients’ tracing activities and status confirmation
 In HIV care/misclassified as LTFU 11–61% (33%) [23, 25, 26, 28, 31, 32, 34, 36, 46,47,48, 50]
 Transferred to another clinic/care 2–46% (12%) [24, 30, 34, 36, 40, 41, 48, 49]
 Deceased 0.6–13% (6%) [23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31, 34, 36, 40, 41, 48,49,50]
 Migrated/changed city 5–51% (12%) [25, 26, 30, 31, 40, 41, 48, 49]
 Incarcerated/other outcomes 1–9% (4,5%) [24, 30, 32, 40]
 Not located/unreached/not contacted 3–81% (29%) [24,25,26, 28, 31, 32, 34, 36, 40,41,42, 47,48,49]
 Contacted 19–98% (47%) [25, 28, 30, 32, 33, 42, 46,47,48,49,50]
Reengagement outcomes
 Returned/linked to care/restarted treatment 7–86% (56%) [23,24,25,26, 28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36, 39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50]
 Refused linkage to care 3–58% (12%) [26, 30,31,32, 36, 41, 47,48,49,50]
Follow-up outcomes
 Viral suppression at 6 months 34–90% (66%) [29, 34, 41, 46]
 Viral suppression at 12 months or more 30–67% (58%) [23, 29, 33, 34, 39, 40, 47]
 Retained within 1–6 months 28–82% (55%) [26, 30, 39]
 Retained within 1 a year 50–90% (56%) [23, 24, 39, 43, 47]
 2 visits/laboratory tests 22–72% (50%) [38, 49]