Increase in Antiretroviral Therapy Enrollment Among Persons with HIV Infection During the Lusaka HIV Treatment Surge — Lusaka Province, Zambia, January 2018–June 2019

An 18-month analysis of a Lusaka Province, Zambia project to increase enrollment of persons with HIV infection into ART found that the number receiving ART in Lusaka Province increased from 204,000 to 248,000 (increase of 22%), and the number of persons with documented viral load suppression increased from 66,109 to 134,046, exceeding historical performance. A strategy to improve HIV treatment programs based on stakeholder coordination, frequent site visits and data monitoring, and continual quality improvement resulted in demonstrable improvements in program indicators. MMWR

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