Country Posters—Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale

This set of posters from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describe country experiences implementing routine VL monitoring. Posters from Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are included.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Kenya

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Kenya's experience implementing routine viral load monitoring.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Lesotho

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Lesotho's experience implementing routine viral load (VL) monitoring. It summarizes the laboratory system and the clinical/program systems for VL monitoring, engagement of patients and communities, M&E systems for VL monitoring, and next steps/way forward in Lesotho.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Malawi

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Malawi's experience implementing routine viral load (VL) monitoring. It summarizes the laboratory system and the clinical/program systems for VL monitoring, engagement of patients and communities, M&E systems for VL monitoring, and next steps/way forward in Malawi.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Mozambique

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Mozambique's experience implementing routine VL monitoring. It summarizes the national laboratory systems for VL monitoring, as well as clinical and program systems and M&E systems. Key next steps and way forward towards the goal of epidemic control in Mozambique are highlighted.

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Reaching the Third 90: Dried Blood Spot Specimens for HIV-1 Viral Load Determination Using COBAS® AmpliPrep/ COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 Test, v2.0 in Swaziland

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes a study conducted in Swaziland to verify if VL test results using dried blood spots (DBS) prepared from venous blood (V-DBS) and VL results from finger prick DBS (FP-DBS) can produce comparable results to plasma. 

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Reaching the Third 90: Key Findings from Facility Assessment on Readiness to Scale-up Routine Viral Load Testing in Swaziland

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes a facility readiness assessment conducted in 24 high volume VL roll-out sites in Swaziland. 

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Reaching the Third 90: Routine Viral Load Scale-up Readiness in Swaziland: Laboratory Perspective

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes a context analysis for laboratory readiness and capacity to conduct VL testing to reach the third 90 in Swaziland.

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Reaching the Third 90: Lessons Learnt in the Early Phases of Implementing an m-Health Platform for the Notification and Retrieval of Viral Load Test Results in a Limited Resource Setting

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes challenges in Swaziland including a weak results notification system that increases the turnaround time for results delivery and linkage into care and treatment with high rates of patient loss to follow up. 

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Tanzania

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Tanzania's experience implementing routine VL monitoring. It summarizes the laboratory systems for VL monitoring, as well as clinical, program, and M&E systems and engagement of patients and communities. Key next steps and way forward in Tanzania are highlighted.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Uganda

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Uganda's experience implementing routine VL monitoring. It summarizes the laboratory systems for VL monitoring, as well as clinical, program, and M&E systems and engagement of patients and communities. Key next steps and way forward in Uganda are highlighted.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Zambia

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Zambia's experience implementing routine VL monitoring. It summarizes the laboratory systems for VL monitoring, as well as clinical, program, and M&E systems and engagement of patients and communities. Key next steps and way forward in Zambia are highlighted.

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Reaching the Third 90: Implementing Routine Viral Load Monitoring in Zimbabwe

This poster, from Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale—a PEPFAR-supported meeting convened in 2016 to advance the scale-up of viral load (VL) services in sub-Saharan Africa—describes Zimbabwe's experience implementing routine VL monitoring. It summarizes the laboratory systems for VL monitoring, as well as clinical, program, and M&E systems and engagement of patients and communities. Key next steps and way forward in Zimbabwe are highlighted.