Diagnosis and monitoring of HIV programmes to support treatment initiation and follow up and improve programme quality

Journal article in Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS

Willem Daniel Francois Venter, Nathan Ford, Marco Vitoria and Wendy Stevens

Publication details

Number of pages: 6
Publication date: March 2017
ISBN: DOI:10.1097


Purpose of review

The HIV ‘cascade of care’ breaks down at several points, with delayed HIV diagnosis, late treatment initiation, or interruption, leading to new morbidity and mortality and loss of prevention effects. New approaches are needed at each step.


Integrated monitoring systems, using single patient identifiers and utilizing national laboratory data systems, will allow for better characterization and interventions that limit loss to follow up, and allow better pharmacovigilance and programme performance.

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