Multidisciplinary Approach to HIV Prevention is an Effective Way to Achieve the Global Target ‘90-90-90’.
A working meeting of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) took place on November 22 – 24 at family medicine centers of Osh, Batken, Jalal-Abad, Chui and Issyk-Kul oblasts. 80 people participated at this meeting, including FMC directors, physicians-in-chief, infectious disease doctors, nurses, peer consultants, international partners and representatives of non-for-profit organizations.
The main goal of the workshop was to present main MTD’s achievements.
Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Kyrgyzstan has been implementing the multidisciplinary approach since 2013. There are currently 10 MDT units in the country.
Findings of a survey conducted from October to November 2017 suggest that MDT services covered 1082 people or 99.1% of all reachable PLHIV, who were registered at the selected sites, including: 511 women; 571 men and 235 children.
Multidisciplinary teams’ efforts allowed to expand coverage of MDT clients with ART (antiretroviral therapy), viral load testing and follow up. Thus, ART coverage increased in 2.5 times compared to 2016 and reached the level of 78.6% of all reachable PLHIV. At the same time, 93.8% of newly detected PLHIV started ART this year.
According to FMC Director (Belovodskoye village, Moscow district, Chui oblast), Budaychieva Kaliman Bakasovna: "Introduction of the multidisciplinary approach into our FMC’s practice allowed to understand the importance of preventive programs, to look at patients with substance abuse from a different perspective and to pay a special attention to the institutionalization of this model in our FMC "
MDT Assessment Survey is available at the link below:
For any additional questions, please contact UNAIDS Country Director - Sarybaeva Meerim, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org