HIV/AIDS

Consolidated guidelines on person-centred HIV patient monitoring and case surveillance

Guidelines

Authors:
WHO

Overview

In 2015, WHO published consolidated guidelines on strategic information for HIV in the health sector, including new indicators organized along the cascade of HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care. Those guidelines promote a people-centred approach to strategic information for HIV, which involves a shift from collecting aggregated service-level data (e.g. the number of HIV tests provided) to a focus on people as they receive a cascade of linked services to improve patient care and outcomes.

These guidelines consolidate guidance on monitoring systems for patients and all cases of HIV as part of public health surveillance. They recommend the use of unique identifiers to link patients across health services, allowing the sustainable measurement of the cascade of services. The guidelines promote the use of routine data for patient care and enable reporting on most programme, national and global indicators, including key global targets for HIV.

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