By 30th of September 2004, 1,286 patients were enrolled in care and 881 patients were put in ART having undergone adherence counseling. More than 65%of the enrollment occurred in the first eight weeks of the pilot program, indicating strong demand for HIV care and treatment services among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Dar es Salaam. By the end of October 2004, a total of 1655 patients were in care and 1,172 (70.82%) on ART. Patients on ART included 59% women 31% men and 10% children. The loss to follow-up rate was 11%.
Overall, clients reported good satisfication with the quality of care offered at the clinic, and 85% of clients demonstrated good understanding on issue pertaining adherence to ART, at follow-up, it was noted clients achieved 95% adherence with ART. However, long clients waiting -- times merged as a significant problem when the clinic caseload exceeded 200 visits per day.