What is it about?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has continued as a major public health problem. The African continent contributes to about 11% of death in global population-related HIV. Ethiopia is among the African countries significantly affected by the HIV pandemic. To overcome these challenges, Ethiopia has adopted the Appointment Spacing Model (ASM) for ART service delivery since 2017. This approach was intended to reach 70% of stable adult clients living with HIV by offering the opportunity to have twice-yearly clinical visits for medication refill

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Why is it important?

Access to ART has significantly increased in recent years due to the current test and treat strategy, poor ART adherence and retention have become a current and persistent public health concern. To tackle these problems, ASM has been introduced to improve service delivery and treatment outcomes of HIV patients

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This page is a summary of: Uptake of appointment spacing model of care and associated factors among stable adult HIV clients on antiretroviral treatment Northwest Ethiopia, PLoS ONE, December 2022, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279760.
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