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Table 5 Reported use of CD4 and viral load testing in health facilities providing ART on-site

From: The Lablite project: A cross-sectional mapping survey of decentralized HIV service provision in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe

  Malawi Uganda Zimbabwe
  Primary Secondary Tertiary Primary Secondary Tertiary Primary Secondary
  (n = 9) (n = 3) (n = 1) (n = 6) (n = 16) (n = 2) (n = 15) (n = 6)
CD4 testing regularly used prior to initiation
  In all patients 0 1 1 1 4 0 9 2
  Selected patients1 4 2 0 4 11 2 4 3
  Not used regularly 5 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
CD4 monitoring on ART in adults
  Every 3 months 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
  Every 6 months 0 0 0 5 11 2 10 2
  Every 12 months 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
  If clinically indicated 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 1
  Not used regularly 6 2 1 0 1 0 2 1
CD4 monitoring on ART in children
  Every 3 months 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
  Every 6 months 0 0 0 4 11 1 9 3
  Every 12 months 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
  If clinically indicated 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 1
  Not used regularly 6 2 1 0 1 0 2 1
Viral load monitoring on ART
  If clinically indicated 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0
  Not used regularly 8 3 0 6 15 0 14 6
  1. One primary care facility in Zimbabwe did no ART initiation. Two primary care facilities in Zimbabwe did not follow-up children. Otherwise, where numbers do not sum to total this is due to missing information.
  2. 1Four facilities in Uganda included as using CD4 testing prior to initiation in selected patients were doing CD4 testing in all adults but not in all children.