Supporting Quality Data Systems: Lessons Learned from Early Implementation of Routine Viral Load Monitoring at a Large Clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi

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Gibb J. et al. (2017). J Clin Res HIV AIDS Prev. 3(1): 10.14302/issn.2324-7339.jcrhap-17-1468.

This PEPFAR-funded study describes a quality improvement assessment of a viral load (VL) program with a focus on the accuracy of data collected from patients as well as adherence to Malawi HIV Guidelines in regard to response to elevated viral loads. Data was collected from three parallel medical record systems to investigate the proportion of patients with a repeat VL and whether the sociodemographic and clinical data matched in the data systems.