Intensive Adherence Counselling Gives Clients at Orum HC IV a Second Chance; Okwany’s Experience

Resource type: 
Success Stories
Publication date: 
July 2018
Sequence number: 
81

Uganda adopted HIV viral load monitoring as the gold standard for measuring the efficacy of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in HIV positive clients.1 The main goal of ART is to achieve viral suppression, which is in line with the 3rd 90 of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy. Good adherence to ART is key for sustained HIV viral suppression, reduced risk of drug resistance, improved quality of life and survival as well as decreased risk of HIV transmission. Conversely, poor adherence is a major cause of treatment failure.