Frequency of viral load testing in sub-shahran Africa
Hi I am a frequent reader, but don't often post to this community. I am a doctoral student at present with 20 years of past nursing experience in HIV. I have a question about HIV viral load testing - if one were to open the chart of a person on ART in a typical health center or clinic in southern or eastern Africa - how frequently within a calendar year would viral load testing be done ( and even if done would the results actually be noted in the chart?) Considering the new WHO guidelines, what countries are already doing viral load load rather than cd4 testing to monitor treatment?