Introduction of point-of-care HIV viral load measurement in Macenta
Bern University Hospital
Centre Hospitalier Régional Spécialise (CHRS) de la Mission Philafricaine de Macenta
Fann University Hospital, Dakar, Senegal
Health system impact
Health workforce: 2 doctors were trained on the interpretation of viral load results and patient management in clinical failure (ART failure); three adherence councellors were trained in assisting patients with elevated viral load.
Service delivery: 56 tests were conducted to provide early infant HIV diagnosis. Viral load based detection of ART failure was introduced: 68 tests were conducted and treatment adapted as required; routine viral load based monitoring of ART effectiveness in asymptomatic patients on ART was established: 317 routine tests conducted.
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