Multi-month prescription of antiretroviral therapy and its feasibility: experiences from the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS initiative (BIPAI) in six southern African countries

M. Kim, R.S. Wanless, S. Ahmed, J. Mhango, D. Damba, A. Kayabu, M. Chodota, S. Dlamini, N. Chidah, M. Mokhali, N. Calles, A. Amzel, R. Golin, E.J. Abrams

To improve antiretroviral coverage (ART) and help reach the 90-90-90 treatment targets, differentiated approaches to care are necessary, including reduced frequency of clinic visits for stable patients. Given the paucity of data regarding the impact of differentiated care models on pediatric outcomes, BIPAI conducted a retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes, comparing monthly (MS) with multi-monthly (MMS) ART prescription schedules for children and adolescents in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania.

July 27, 2017
Year of publication
2017
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Conference materials
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Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, multi-month prescribing (MMP), children, adolescents, health care facilities, viral load suppression, clinical outcomes, treatment, treatment outcomes, antiretroviral therapy, ART, loss to follow-up, medication pick-ups, health care resources, clinic visits, IAS 2017, 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science, youth, key populations, ART coverage, differentiated care, pediatric outcomes, pediatric care, prescription schedules, BIPAI, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS initiative (BIPAI)

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