Predictors of disengagement during the early treatment period in South Africa

By  Dr Mhairi Maskew  Mariet Benade  Dr. Linda Sande  Vinolia Ntjikelane  Lufuno Malala  Professor Sydney Rosen  |  | 


  • Disengagement from HIV care in the early treatment period (first 6 months after initiation or re-initiation) is a critical obstacle to achieving HIV epidemic treatment targets.
  • Clear procedures for clients returning to care are outlined in South Africa’s Service Delivery
  • Guideline on Fast Track Initiation and Counseling.
  • The effect of guideline implementation and the underlying drivers of early disengagement remain

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