Scaling

Improving Retention and Viral Load Suppression Rates: Scale-Up of Adherence Clubs for Stable Antiretroviral Patients in Cape Town, South Africa

The Western Cape Government Department of Health adopted the adherence club (AC) model for the Cape Metro district in January 2011. The ART-AC model provides patient-friendly access to ART for clinically stable patients, ART distribution, and care and support to groups of stable patients. ACs can reduce the burden that stable patients place on healthcare facilities, freeing healthcare workers to treat new and unstable patients.