(TX_CURR) Number of adults and children currently receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART)
This indicator measures the ongoing scale-up and uptake of ART and retention in ART programs as a critical step in the HIV service cascade and assesses progress towards coverage of ART for all eligible HIV-positive individuals when reviewed against the number of PLHIV that are estimated to be eligible for treatment. It allows us to track the response to the epidemic in specific geographic areas and among specific populations as well as at the national level.
Number of adults and children currently receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART)
This indicator should be collected from facility ART registers/databases, program monitoring tools, and drug supply management systems.
How to review for data quality:
Count the number of adults and children who are currently receiving ART.
Indicator changes (MER 2.0 v2.2 to v2.3):
PEPFAR Support definition
Standard definition of DSD and TA-SDI used.
Provision of key staff or commodities for PLHIV receiving ART includes: the provision of key staff and/or commodities can include ongoing procurement of critical commodities, such as ARVs, or funding for salaries of HCW who deliver HIV treatment services. Staff who are responsible for the completeness and quality of routine patient records (paper or electronic) can be counted here; however, staff who exclusively fulfill MOH and donor reporting requirements cannot be counted.
Ongoing support for PLHIV receiving ART service delivery improvement includes: clinical mentoring and supportive supervision of staff at HIV sites providing ART, support for quality improvement activities, patient tracking system support, routine support of ART M&E and reporting, commodities consumption forecasting and supply management
Guiding narrative questions: