HIV remains one of the most important health challenges of our time. Informed clinical decision making in HIV care is a vital part of the fight against this epidemic. The management of HIV is a comprehensive subject covering many aspects from testing, to starting therapy, to monitoring patients and referring them to appropriate centres. Doctors often see many different patients in a day, and when confronted with an HIV patient, they need quick access to complex information and diagnostic support tools.
The HIV Clinical Guide app provides guidelines and decision-support for healthcare workers treating HIV patients in South Africa. The app presents the ‘National Consolidated Guidelines for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and the Management of HIV in Children, Adolescents and Adults.published by the National Department of Health, South Africa, April 2015.
The app is for all categories of healthcare professionals, healthcare workers, managers of the national health laboratory services, programme managers at district, provincial and national level and community-based organisations working with people living with HIV. These guidelines address clinical and programmatic aspects of HIV treatment and prevention amongst pregnant and breastfeeding women, children, adolescents and adults by making use of the continuum of care, from HIV testing and counselling, linkage with care and treatment, general HIV care and all aspects of ART management. This includes ART initiation (when to start and selection of ART regimen for respective populations), adherence and retention strategies and monitoring and evaluation.
6 000 Empowered
6 066 health-care workers have been empowered through the HIV Clinical Guide App.
Our HIV Guidance App currently being used in 117 countries worldwide.
200 000 Accessed
HIV Clinical Guide app has been accessed over 224 442 times around the world.