Since 2013, WHO has recommended viral load testing as the preferred approach to monitor patient response to ART and confirm treatment failure. Many countries have adopted this recommendation and are in the process of scaling up viral load testing capacity. New point-of-care technologies offer further potential to expand viral load monitoring. However, there are a number of challenges to viral load monitoring scale up.
On March 22, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. EST, AIDSFree hosted a webinar with Dianna Edgil and Jason Williams of USAID and Shirley Lecher and Ritu Pati of CDC. The speakers highlighted a network approach to viral load scale-up, introduced a viral load scale-up scorecard, and discussed the Project ECHO tool. The webinar also introduced the AIDSFree HIV Viral Load (VL) and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Knowledge Base, a collection of resources and tools to help you find what you need to scale up VL monitoring and EID.
Follow-up Answers from the Q&A (PDF, 207 KB)