WHO recommends retesting of HIV-positive patients before starting antiretroviral therapy (ART). There is no evidence on implementation of retesting guidelines from programmatic settings. The authors aimed to assess implementation of HIV retesting among clients diagnosed HIV-positive in the public health facilities of Harare, Zimbabwe, in June 2017.
This cohort study involved analysis of secondary data collected routinely by the programme.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Dupwa B, Kumar AM V, Tripathy JP, Mugurungi O, Takarinda KC, Dzangare J, et al. Retesting for verification of HIV diagnosis before antiretroviral therapy initiation in Harare, Zimbabwe: Is there a gap between policy and practice? Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2019. Epub Ahead of Print.
Retesting for veriﬁcation of HIV diagnosis before antiretroviral therapy initiation in Harare, Zimbabwe: Is there a gap between policy and practice