Routine for You, But Not for Me!

Posted by ARASA on November 23, 2015


Routine for You, But Not for Me!

A Catered Cocktail Discussion at ICASA


The AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (ARASA) and International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) are excited to host an in-depth discussion on the state of routine viral load testing across Africa at ICASA 2015. We kindly request the pleasure of your company!

Tuesday 1 December 2015  | 18:30– 20:30 | Location: Committee Room 6, Rainbow Towers Hotel & Conference Center
Although global HIV treatment coverage has steadily increased over the last two decades, it is not clear how many people on treatment have access to an essential component of successful treatment - routine viral load (RVL) testing. To this end, ITPC and ARASA sought to determine if routine viral load testing is widely used in 12 African countries - Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The findings from the assessment were then used to inform a community-driven Be Healthy – Know Your Viral Load campaign launched in October 2015. 
Join us and advocate for the strategic scale-up of routine viral load testing!
Session will include video screening, moderated panel discussion, and catered cocktail hour!

To find out more about the Be Healthy - Know your viral load! Campaign, go to or visit us onFacebook!