Journey towards universal viral load monitoring in Maputo, Mozambique: many gaps, but encouraging signs

Swannet S, Decroo T, de Castro SMTL, Rose C, Giuliani R, Molfino L, Torrens AW, Macueia WSED, Perry S, Reid T

Viral load (VL) monitoring for people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is extremely challenging in resource-limited settings. We assessed the VL testing scale-up in six Médecins Sans Frontières supported health centres in Maputo, Mozambique, during 2014-15.

This was the first study describing the uptake and results of VL testing scale-up in Mozambique. Identified gaps show patient and programmatic challenges. Where service delivery was customized to patient needs, VL monitoring was more successful.

August 28, 2017
Year of publication
2017
Resource types
Journal and research articles
Countries
Tags
viral load, viral load monitoring, Mozambique, antiretroviral therapy (ART), viral load testing, service uptake, viral suppression