Treatment

HIV Treatment Services

What is the ART ?

HIV treatment is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART isn’t a cure, but it can control the virus so that you can live a longer, healthier life and reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others. ART involves taking lifelong a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) every day, exactly as prescribed.

Objectives

  • Program implementation in line with the National HIV Response
  • Needs-specific treatment care (ART provision)
  • Effective opportunistic infection(s) treatment
  • Psycho-social support & counseling services for PLHIV
  • Screening for co-infections
  • Coordination with NGO’s

Services

  • Pre ART services
  • ART services
  • Diagnostic services
    • HIV confirmation
    • Baseline investigations
    • CD4 testing
    • Viral Load testing
  • Hospital admission
  • 24/7 Emergency services
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis after a potential exposure to HIV

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiaries for HIV treatment Centres are all those infected and affected by HIV.

Treatment Guideline

The latest HIV Treatment Guideline can be found here.

ART Centres in Pakistan

There are 89 Treatment Centers located in different parts of the country.

Detial of ART Centers till December 2023.
Provincial breakup of number of ART Centers in Pakistan till December 2023.

ART Centers Statistics

Year-wise trend showing number of patients registered with ART center & on ARV’s:

Provincial/Region Breakup

Province/region-wise trend showing number of patients registered with ART center & on ARV’s:

ARV’s Available in Pakistan

ARV’s are provided to all patients free of cost from these Treatment Centers.

Following ARV’s are available in all ART centres of Pakistan:

 

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