Effects of the implementation of the HIV Treat All guidelines on key ART treatment outcomes in Namibia
We collected clinical records from two separate cohorts (before and after treat-all) of ART patients in 10 high- and medium-volume facilities in 6 northern Namibia districts. Each cohort contains 12-month data on patients’ scheduled appointments and visits, health status, and viral load results. We also measured patients’ wait time and perceptions of service quality using exit interviews with 300 randomly selected patients (per round). We compared ART outcomes of the two cohorts: ART initiation within 7 days from diagnosis, loss to follow-up (LTFU), missed scheduled appointments for at least 30 days, and viral suppression using unadjusted and adjusted analyses.
Vu, Lung, Brady Zieman, Lizl Stoman, Minh Luu, Johnface Fedes Mdala, Krista Granger, Steven Forsythe, Abeje Zegeye, and Scott Geibel. 2020. "Effects of the implementation of the HIV Treat All guidelines on key ART treatment outcomes in Namibia." Harvard Dataverse, V1.