WHO Released Person-Centred HIV Monitoring Guidelines
Last Tuesday WHO released person-centred HIV monitoring guidelines, including person-centered monitoring and control of the patient, on a symposium with African countries. The updated guidelines are closer to the patients needs, than for average services, as it used to be before. New version of the guideline is here to help a HIV-positive person to have all the needed treatment and care over all his lifetime.
Updated services will improve not only patient’s treatment, but also will ease and improve work of health activists. Having more accurate lists of the patients who need help, health activists would have an opportunity to spend more time on the treatment, than on getting in touch with those who have changed the medical facility or moved to another place.
Centralization of the personal data is aimed to improve the efficiency of treatment for both parties. For example, few patients know exactly what drugs do they need or the level of their viral load. Person-centered data would help HIV-positive patients to stay healthy and to continue the treatment wherever he goes.
The updated guidelines will improve the quality of patients treatment and better work of doctors and activists. Person-centered data is to play one of the most significant roles in achievement of 90-90-90 target by 2020 year.