Scale-up of Routine Viral Load Testing in Resource-Poor Settings: Current and Future Implementation Challenges

@inproceedings{Roberts2016ScaleupOR,
  title={Scale-up of Routine Viral Load Testing in Resource-Poor Settings: Current and Future Implementation Challenges},
  author={Teri Roberts and Jennifer Cohn and Kimberly E Bonner and Sally Hargreaves},
  booktitle={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2016}
}
Despite immense progress in antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up, many people still lack access to basic standards of care, with our ability to meet the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 treatment targets for HIV/AIDS dependent on dramatic improvements in diagnostics. The World Health Organization recommends routine monitoring of ART effectiveness using viral load (VL) testing at 6 months and every 12 months, to monitor treatment adherence and minimize failure, and will… CONTINUE READING
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