ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) is the combination of several antiretroviral medicines used to slow the rate at which HIV multiplies in the body.
It is Dry Blood Sample
After six months of being on ART.
They are done to monitor the rate at which the viral copies multiply in the body and then appropriate actions are taken.
Ensure the following are captured by a clinician;
VIRAL LOAD REJECTION CRITERIA FOR DBS SAMPLES
VIRAL LOAD REJECTION CRITERIA FOR PLASMA SAMPLES
EID sample rejection criteria.
It is in Butabika directly opposite Butabika National Referral Hospital
You can go to the nearest health facility where you were initiated on ART from.
It is transported from the facility to this Laboratory for testing though a Hub system
From reception, EID/ Sickle cell take 3days and viral load takes 4 days.
No. Results are only issued by a clinician
The tests are free. No need to pay for them.
The clinician will call you when the results are ready
For an adolescent after 6months and an adult after a year.For an adolescent after 6months and an adult after a year.