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Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2010 Jan;5(1):97-102. doi: 10.1097/COH.0b013e328333b892.

Estimation of antiretroviral therapy coverage: methodology and trends.

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  • 1UNAIDS, Epidemiology and Analysis Division, Geneva, Switzerland. mahym@unaids.org

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

To present the methodology used to calculate coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and review global and regional trends in ART coverage.

RECENT FINDINGS:

There has been a steady increase in ART coverage over the last decade with a more rapid increase in recent years. Current estimates of ART coverage are 43% for adults and 38% for children (ages 0-14 years). Methods for calculating coverage rely on good-quality patient monitoring systems in countries, and well informed models are needed to estimate the number of people in need of treatment.

SUMMARY:

The estimated coverage rates show that ART programs have improved over the past 8 years; however, approximately 58% (53-60%) of those people in need of ART are still not on treatment. High quality data are needed to accurately measure changes in ART coverage.

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