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dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Lynne Susan
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.
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
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-04T10:39:13Z
html.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.


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