In Guinea, the number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment was 50,664 patients as at 30/06/19 and is to be increased to 60,019 by 31/12/20. In addition, there is an uneven distribution of the supply of viral load measurement and early HIV testing services with an estimated low coverage of 31% as at 31/12/2018. It is in this context that the National Programme for the Fight against HIV/AIDS (PNLSH) has requested the technical support of Solthis, in the continuity of the OPP-ERA project, for the coordination of the development of an operational plan aimed at improving access to viral load measurement and the implementation of early HIV testing activities.
|Duration||01/12/19 – 31/12/20|
|Source of funding||PNLSH (via Global Fund)|
|Budget||231 132 US$|
To contribute to the implementation of the operational plan to promote viral load testing for patients on ARV treatment in the context of achieving the global objectives: the 3rd 90.
- Support for the steering of the operational plan that stems from the national strategy for scaling up viral load 2019-22, monitoring of activities related to the 3rd 90 and support for the coordination of the network of actors involved in viral load activities
- Strengthen collaboration with the national laboratory directorate and the reactivation of the national laboratory network and its integration at the sub-regional level
- Support for the management of laboratory inputs, particularly viral load, for all types of platforms (OPP, closed platform, POC)
- Support to health care teams on the prescription of viral load tests, analysis and interpretation of results and improvement of patient management through training and tutoring.