Welcome to the Viral Load Monitoring training. To more effectively treat HIV clients, Zimbabwe has adopted viral load testing to monitor ART treatment outcomes. This training will explain the different algorithms that guide decisions on when to test viral load and what kind of counselling and treatment to provide based on the test results.
Session 1 provides an overview of viral load monitoring in Zimbabwe. Session 2 covers sample collection and packaging. In Session 3, you’ll learn how to interpret test results and what to do for clients with high viral load. Session 4 discusses drug resistance and second-line therapy. Finally, in Session 5, you’ll learn about viral load monitoring for pregnant women, children, and adolescents.