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Test, Link and Treat Pilar Population

Aim

The aim of the Test, Link and Treat project is to engage and train personnel from the main medical centres of Pilar, enabling them to administer rapid HIV tests and link patients effectively to the healthcare system. In addition, a mobile unit will be set up in order to offer rapid HIV testing in the most remote areas of the city.

A further aim is to train counsellors and tutors to provide support and aid adherence to PLHIV who are in the first months of their treatment.

As a benchmark, the project expects to detect 500 new cases of HIV. The goal is to have 90% treatment adherence among newly diagnosed PLHIV within the first six months of treatment and viral suppression within a year.

Key Facts

  1. Pilar.gov. 2017. Pilar. [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: https://www.pilar.gov.ar/.
  2. Cesar C, et al. (2016) The HIV care cascade in Buenos Aires, Argentina: results in a tertiary referral hospital. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 40(6):448–54.
  3. Lavadenz, F, Pantanali, C and Zeballos, E. (2015). Thirty Years of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Argentina: An Assessment of the National Health Response. Directions in Development. The World Bank. 1-172.