Evolving Trends in early ART Initiation in South Africa: An Analysis of Integrated HIV Program Data

By  Dr Dorina Onoya  Dr Khumbo Shumba  Cornelius Nattey  Dickman Gareta  Evelyn Lauren  Dr. William Macleod  Dr. Matthew Fox  Koleka Mlisana  Dr. Jacob Bor  |  | 

Background and Objective

  • South Africa (SA) faces a significant burden of HIV infection, and the country has progressively improved HIV treatment guidelines to ensure rapid and sustained viral suppression.
  • However, despite the implementation of the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy, challenges persist in achieving optimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation rates and treatment outcome
  • We describe the trends of the time between HIV diagnosis and the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for patients entering HIV care between 2010 and 2017

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