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Metrics for monitoring the cascade of HIV testing, care and treatment services in Asia and the Pacific

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Number of pages: 50
Publication date: 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 9061 682 5

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Introduction

HIV programmes in countries are facing major challenges in reducing the leakages of cascade of HIV services, particularly the loss to follow up from HIV testing to care and antiretroviral treatment. It is imperative that the cascade of HIV services be improved, linkages from services strengthened and loss to follow reduced.

WHO Regional Offices for the Western Pacific and South East Asia developed a Metrics for Monitoring the Cascade of HIV Testing, Care and Treatment Services in Asia and the Pacific, together with technical partners including the Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention, the United States Agency for International Aid.

This guidance document provide practical guidance on a minimum number of indicators to assess and monitor the cascade of HIV testing, care and treatment services, including TB/HIV co-infections, and prevention of mother to child transmissions services. It also provides step by step guidance on ways to present, analyse and use the data for programme improvement.