Integration of Hypertension Management Into HIV Care in Nigeria

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2025
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    NYU Langone Health
Updated on 26 December 2021
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This study evaluates a tailored-practice facilitation (PF) strategy for integrating a task strengthening strategy for hypertension control (TASSH) for the care of patients living with HIV (PWH) within primary health centers (PHCs) in Lagos, Nigeria.


Although access to antiretroviral therapy has led to increased survival among people living with HIV (PWH) in Africa, this population now has higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) - mortality than the general population largely due to an increased burden of hypertension. In Nigeria, the acute shortage of physicians limits the capacity to control hypertension among PWH at the primary care level where the majority receive treatment. This study proposes the use of practice facilitation (PF) - which will provide external expertise on practice redesign and a tailored approach to delivery of the evidence-based task strengthening strategy - to integrate hypertension into the HIV care model. Using a clinical-effectiveness implementation design, we will evaluate the effect of a PF strategy for integrating an evidence-based intervention for hypertension (HTN) control into HIV care among 960 patients with uncontrolled HTN in 30 primary health centers (PHCs) in Nigeria. Study is in 3 phases:

  1. a pre-implementation phase that will develop a tailored PF intervention for integrating TASSH into HIV clinics; 2) an implementation phase that will compare the clinical effectiveness of PF vs. a self-directed condition (receipt of information on TASSH without PF) on BP reduction; and 3) a post- implementation phase to evaluate the effect of PF vs. self-directed condition on the adoption and sustainability of TASSH. The PF intervention comprises: (a) an advisory board to provide leadership support for implementing TASSH in HIV clinics; (b) training of the HIV nurses on TASSH protocol; and (c) training of practice facilitators, who will serve as coaches, provide support, and performance feedback to the HIV nurses

Condition Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hypertension
Treatment Task-shifting strategy for HTN control (TASSH) protocol
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04704336
SponsorNYU Langone Health
Last Modified on26 December 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Be an adult aged 18 years and older
Attends one of the 30 HIV clinics
Have a diagnosis of HTN with uncontrolled blood pressure, i.e. BP is 140-179/90-100 mm Hg
Ability to provide consent

Exclusion Criteria

BP>180/100 mm Hg
history of chronic kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes or stroke, pregnancy
Inability to provide informed consent
Refusal to participate in the study
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