ASTRA and its associated studies, CIPHER and AURAH, present independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research funding scheme (RP-PG-0608-10142).

The studies are some of the components of CAPRA, a programme for the Comprehensive Assessment of the Prevention Role of Antiretroviral therapy.

The studies also receive support through the Comprehensive Clinical Research Network.

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Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes

ASTRA is one of the component studies of a research programme which aims to assess whether a policy of offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment to all people diagnosed with HIV in the UK would be acceptable, effective and cost-effective.  more...


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AURAH2 is a longitudinal study that commenced in early 2015 and builds on the work of the AURAH study.

The study uses a web based questionnaire to gather the experiences and opinions from over 1000 gay men who use sexual health centres in London and Brighton. The study will last for three years. Its aim is to help understand sexual health needs and to shape HIV prevention efforts.

AURAH Study Ends

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The AURAH study finished recruiting at the majority of its sites at the end of September 2014. AURAH is a questionnaire study of sexual risk behaviour and attitudes to HIV in undiagnosed individuals who were recruited from 20 sexual health clinics across the UK.

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