Reducing Frequency of ARV Pick-ups for HIV Patients Stabilized on ARV Treatment

November 10, 2017
Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF Perspective

In this presentation from the 2015 International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA), Roger Teck, MD talks about considerations and methods for reducing frequency of antiretroviral (ARV) pick-ups for stable patients in Africa. Dr. Teck explains the rationale for reduced frequency, including reduced burden for patients, and reduced workload in health services. The key message is that the goal of reduced frequency is realistic through a combination of de-linking of clinical visits from ARV pick-ups, differentiated models of care, and ensuring adequate supply of medication.