High rates of retention and viral suppression in the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy adherence clubs in Cape Town, South Africa

Priscilla Ruvimbo Tsondai, Lynne Susan Wilkinson, Anna Grimsrud, Precious Thembekile Mdlalo, Angelica Ullauri, Andrew Boulle

Increasingly, there is a need for health authority scale up of successfully piloted differentiated models of antiretroviral therapy (ART) delivery. However, there is a paucity of evidence on system-wide outcomes after scale-up. In the Cape Town health district, stable adult patients were referred to adherence clubs (ACs) – a group model of ART delivery with five visits per year. By the end of March 2015, over 32,000 ART patients were in an AC. We describe patient outcomes of a representative sample of AC patients during this scale-up.

August 3, 2017
Year of publication
2017
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Tags
differentiated care, differentiated models of ART delivery, ART delivery, antiretroviral therapy (ART), South Africa, adherence clubs, adherence