HIV Viral Load Scale-Up: Multiple Interventions to Meet the HIV Treatment Cascade

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Carmona S. et al. (2017). Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS: March 2017 Vol 12. 10.1097/COH.0000000000000352

This review concludes that viral load scale-up cannot be attained simply by increasing testing capacity at a laboratory or by placing POCT at multiple sites. Effective scale-up will need a multisector approach that will stimulate demand through appropriate use of viral load, and will require coordination of funders and implementing partners, Ministries of Health commitment, and continued operational research to ensure that scale-up efforts are cost-effective, impactful, and specifically directed at achieving the 90-90-90 targets by 2020.