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A community ART model and client-centered ART services facilitate high ART adherence and client retention in Zambia


The Zambian health system continues to face challenges due to an ever-increasing HIV care and treatment burden from 1.2 million PLHIV. Most clients, many from underserved communities, travel long distances to ART facilities, incur high transport costs, experience long wait-times (3-6 hours), and bear high opportunity costs. In 2015, a community ART model was designed to expand the range of services provided in health posts to include HIV testing services and the provision of ART. The same services were replicated in non-conventional community-based health service delivery sites that were located on church grounds. This poster was presented at the AIDS 2020 Virtual Conference.

Authors: E. Mwila, K. Mwanda, L. Ciccio, P. Chungulo, C. Madevu-Matson, A. Fullem, M. Chikuba-McLeod, 2020

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