MOH Tanzania, 2015.
This HIV Viral Load Guideline and Scale up Plan provides direction on viral load monitoring and the plans to scale it up in Tanzania. It was developed to provide high quality, effective, and standardized HIV viral load testing to monitor patients on ART. It includes the clinical laboratory procedure for viral load testing from the pre-examination phase at the sample collection point and the testing laboratory, to the examination phase—including quality control, to the post-examination phase at the testing laboratory. It also covers the national scale-up plan related to infrastructure, procurement and maintenance, supply chain management, and the sample referral system.