Journal Article

Implementing Early-Warning Indicators of HIV Drug Resistance in the Caribbean

Noreen Jack, Giovanni Ravasi, Ward Schrooten, Donald Sutherland, Massimo Ghidinelli and Amalia Del Riego

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 54, issue suppl_4, pages S290-S293
Published in print May 2012 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2012 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir1044
Implementing Early-Warning Indicators of HIV Drug Resistance in the Caribbean

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A key component of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Global HIV Drug Resistance (HIVDR) prevention and assessment strategy is to monitor HIVDR early-warning indicators (EWIs), which provide strategic information for HIVDR containment. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/WHO supported implementation of HIVDR EWI monitoring in 16 Caribbean countries. Results from 15 countries were analyzed by year of patient initiation of antiretroviral therapy for the period 2005–2009. This report demonstrates the need for capacity-building to standardize prescribing practices and to strengthen adherence strategies and antiretroviral drug procurement management systems.

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

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