As of Monday 4th October 2021, the trial has begun its community cross-sectional survey in Harare province. The survey will focus on young people of ages between 18 to 24 years, living in the CHIEDZA intervention and non-intervention clusters. A total of 16800 randomly selected youth will be surveyed (700/cluster).
The survey will measure CHIEDZA’s primary outcomes in particular, the proportion of clients with an HIV viral load <1000 copies/ml after a two- and half-year intervention. For STICH (STIs in CHIEDZA) the proportion of clients with a positive test for Chlamydia, gonorrhoea or trichomoniasis. In the first three days nearly 300 participants have been recruited.