7.3 Monitoring response to ART and the diagnosis of treatment failure
Consolidated ARV guidelines, June 2013
7.3.1 Laboratory monitoring before and after initiating ART
Clinical assessment and laboratory tests play a key role in assessing individuals before ART is initiated and then monitoring their treatment response and possible toxicity of ARV drugs. Table 7.13 summarizes recommended laboratory tests for HIV screening and monitoring, as well as approaches to screen for coinfections and noncommunicable diseases.