ART adherence clubs: a long-term retention strategy for clinically stable patients receiving antiretroviral therapy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295259
Title:
ART adherence clubs: a long-term retention strategy for clinically stable patients receiving antiretroviral therapy
Authors:
Wilkinson, Lynne Susan
Journal:
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine
Abstract:
The ART-adherence club model described here provides patient-friendly access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for clinically stable patients. It reduces the burden that stable patients place on healthcare facilities, increasing clinical human resources for new patients, and those clinically unstable and at risk of failing treatment. In the model, 30 patients are allocated to an ART club. The group meets either at a facility or community venue for less than an hour every 2 months. Group meetings are facilitated by a lay club facilitator who provides a quick clinical assessment, referral where necessary, and dispenses pre-packed ART. From January 2011 to December 2012, after adoption for phased rollout by the Western Cape Government, more than 600 ART clubs were established in Cape Town, providing ART care to over 16 000 patients. This extensive, rapid rollout demonstrates active buy-in from patients and facility staff. South Africa should consider a similar model for national rollout.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa
Publisher:
Health and Medical Publishing Group
Issue Date:
21-May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/295259
DOI:
10.7196/sajhivmed.924
Additional Links:
http://www.sajhivmed.org.za/index.php/sajhivmed/article/view/924
Submitted date:
2013-06-20
Language:
en
ISSN:
2078-6751; 1608-9693
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Lynne Susanen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T20:44:56Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-04T20:44:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-21-
dc.date.submitted2013-06-20-
dc.identifier.citationART adherence clubs: a long-term retention strategy for clinically stable patients receiving antiretroviral therapy 2013, 14 (2):48 Southern African Journal of HIV Medicineen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2078-6751-
dc.identifier.issn1608-9693-
dc.identifier.doi10.7196/sajhivmed.924-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/295259-
dc.description.abstractThe ART-adherence club model described here provides patient-friendly access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for clinically stable patients. It reduces the burden that stable patients place on healthcare facilities, increasing clinical human resources for new patients, and those clinically unstable and at risk of failing treatment. In the model, 30 patients are allocated to an ART club. The group meets either at a facility or community venue for less than an hour every 2 months. Group meetings are facilitated by a lay club facilitator who provides a quick clinical assessment, referral where necessary, and dispenses pre-packed ART. From January 2011 to December 2012, after adoption for phased rollout by the Western Cape Government, more than 600 ART clubs were established in Cape Town, providing ART care to over 16 000 patients. This extensive, rapid rollout demonstrates active buy-in from patients and facility staff. South Africa should consider a similar model for national rollout.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Groupen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sajhivmed.org.za/index.php/sajhivmed/article/view/924en_GB
dc.rightsPublished by the South African Medical Society. Archived on this site by kind permission of the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine.en_GB
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_GB
dc.subjectModels of Careen_GB
dc.titleART adherence clubs: a long-term retention strategy for clinically stable patients receiving antiretroviral therapyen
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.journalSouthern African Journal of HIV Medicineen_GB
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