What’s new in monitoring

Fact sheet: HIV treatment and care


What’s new in HIV monitoring fact sheet

Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: February 2016
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/HIV/2015.42



Monitoring of individuals on ART is important to ensure treatment efficacy and improved health outcomes. This fact sheet highlights key facts on the following areas:

  • Viral load for monitoring treatment;
  • Definitions of clinical, immunological and virological failure;
  • Monitoring for drug resistance;
  • Stopping the use of CD4 where viral load is available;
  • Settings with limited access to viral load testing; and
  • Appropriate use of CD4 testing as viral load access increases.

2015 Consolidated guidelines on antiretrovirals

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