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  • Guidelines

    VL Scale-Up Strategic Decision Making

    LabCoP members who attended the Kampala face-to-face meeting in October 2018 developed a Decision-Making Matrix that outlines strategic areas, strategic options, and priority action items for improvement in four focus areas within the viral load cascade, including demand creation, results utilization, waste management and biosafety, and network optimization. This matrix could be used as a tool to aid in the development of intervention plans (work plans/implementations plans) for these thematic areas.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on March 20, 2019   Posted on February 14, 2019


  • Publication Report Guidelines

    Safe Management of Wastes from Health Care Activities: A Summary

    This document, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, highlights the key aspects of safe healthcare waste management in order to guide policymakers, practitioners and facility managers to improve such services in healthcare facilities. It is based on the comprehensive WHO handbook ‘Safe Management of Wastes from Health-Care Activities’ (WHO, 2014), and also takes into consideration relevant World Health Assembly resolutions, other United Nations documents, and emerging global and national developments on water, sanitation, hygiene, and infection prevention and control.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on March 20, 2019   Posted on February 14, 2019


  • Publication Report Guidelines

    Waste Issue Resources for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    The waste produced in the course of healthcare activities, from contaminated needles to radioactive isotopes, can cause infection and injury. Inadequate waste management is likely to have serious public health consequences and deleterious effects on the environment.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on March 20, 2019   Posted on February 14, 2019


  • Publication

    Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnosis ISME Community of Practice Reference Manual

    The VL/EID ISME Reference Manual published by PEPFAR and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a guide for Implementation Subject Matter Experts (ISMEs) who offer either in country or remote technical assistance in VL/EID scale-up.

     Author(s) TBD   Originally published on March 20, 2019   Posted on February 14, 2019


  • Publication

    Developing A Monitoring And Evaluation Framework For Viral Load Testing

    The 2013 WHO consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection recommend viral load as the preferred monitoring approach to diagnose and confirm ART failure. As countries invest in the scale-up of routine viral load testing, it is critical to measure the impact and progress towards achieving the UNAIDS target of 90% viral suppression amongst patients on ART by 2020. This document presents key considerations and examples of tools (provided in the appendices) to assist countries in developing a national viral load (VL) monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan.

     Author(s) WHO   Originally published on October 1, 2018   Posted on November 15, 2018


  • Publication

    What’s New In Treatment Monitoring: Viral Load And CD4 Testing

    Treatment initiation

    • ART should be initiated in all children, adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women and adults living with HIV, regardless of WHO clinical stage and at any CD4 cell count.
    • ART should be initiated in all children, adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding
      women and adults living with HIV, regardless of WHO clinical stage and at any CD4 cell count.
    • As a priority, ART should be initiated in all children, adolescents and adults with severe or advanced HIV clinical disease and adults with a CD4 count ≤ 350 cells/mm3 as well as children < 5 years of age with WHO clinical stage 3 or 4 or CD4 count ≤ 750 cells/mm3.

     Author(s) WHO   Originally published on July 1, 2017   Posted on November 15, 2018


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