Dr. Marc Saba, UCC, UNAIDS, Pakistan re-visited the ART Adherence Unit with Dr. Rajwal Khan and met with approximately 80 clients living with HIV who are adherent on ART. He appreciated the progress made by the AAU since his last visit a year ago.
He emphasized the importance of the AAU as a facility providing an opportunity to the clients in supporting a shift from drugs to an improved quality of life. In discussions with the clients he noted the obstacles in accessing ART which were mainly about accessibiity to the ART clinics and a need to fast track ART to PWID.
Dr Saba also offered his support to the work of the AAU and emphasized the need to expand these services across Pakistan.
He is also keen to support the documentation and impact of the unit as a best practice for access to ART for PWID in Pakistan and across the region.