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Monitoring of Early Warning Indicators for HIV Drug Resistance in Antiretroviral Therapy Clinics in Zimbabwe

J. Dzangare, E. Gonese, O. Mugurungi, T. Shamu, T. Apollo, D. E. Bennett, K. F. Kelley, M. R. Jordan, C. Chakanyuka, F. Cham and R. M. Banda

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 54, issue suppl_4, pages S313-S316
Published in print May 2012 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2012 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir1014
Monitoring of Early Warning Indicators for HIV Drug Resistance in Antiretroviral Therapy Clinics in Zimbabwe

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Monitoring human immunodeficiency virus drug resistance (HIVDR) early warning indicators (EWIs) can help national antiretroviral treatment (ART) programs to identify clinic factors associated with HIVDR emergence and provide evidence to support national program and clinic-level adjustments, if necessary. World Health Organization–recommended HIVDR EWIs were monitored in Zimbabwe using routinely available data at selected ART clinics between 2007 and 2009. As Zimbabwe’s national ART coverage increases, improved ART information systems are required to strengthen routine national ART monitoring and evaluation and facilitate scale-up of HIVDR EWI monitoring. Attention should be paid to minimizing loss to follow-up, supporting adherence, and ensuring clinic-level drug supply continuity.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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