The Government of Nigeria, with support from the United States (U.S.) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other partners are drastically scaling-up ART treatment services using strategies that directly address important barriers to access and retention in care. These strategies are expected to facilitate achievement of the United Nation’s 90-90-90 targets of 90% of people living with HIV knowing their status, 90% of people with diagnosed HIV infection receive sustained ART and 90% of people receiving ART achieve viral suppression.

The SHIELD project evaluates treatment outcome of patients enrolled in ART through the following strategies:

  1. Test and Start
  2. Community ART