Reinitiated on HIV treatment after 5 years

August 2023: During data collection came across one person who had stopped taking ARV since February 2018. She mentioned that she couldn’t afford the monitoring test at private laboratory and during that point of time the staff at ART center would ask for test reports from private laboratory exclusively and that lead to lost to follow up.

Follow up: Met the person and briefed about new drugs, HIV national program and importance of adherence in taking ARV medication. The respondent was linked to the national program and re-initiated on ARV (TLD) after 5 years, with an advice for viral load test after 6 months.