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Patient-centered hypertension services

Streamlining care with differentiated service delivery

Within HIV-ART programs

People living with HIV are dying from high blood pressure.  

Globally, nearly half of PLHIV aged 50 and older are estimated to have hypertension.

In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, an estimated 6 MILLION people with HIV also have hypertension. Evidence suggests that less than 25% are receiving treatment.

As they age, people living with HIV are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke than HIV-negative adults—even when their HIV is controlled.  


That’s why we’ve developed a toolkit for integrating hypertension care into existing HIV services.  

The toolkit can support national and regional program managers and implementing partners with HIV-hypertension integration and scale-up

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75% of PLHIV worldwide receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), often through differentiated service delivery (DSD): a patient-centered approach that makes accessing and adhering to chronic disease treatment easier for patients.

Since treatment schedules for controlled HIV and controlled hypertension are well aligned, combining care for both conditions in one program streamlines care delivery and makes life easier for both patients and providers.

Treating high blood pressure in PLHIV could prevent close to 100,000 deaths over the next ten years  

Why integrate HIV and hypertension care?

Management of HIV and hypertension both require daily medication and may have a similar schedule for clinical check-ups 

Integration reduces inefficiencies for health care providers and makes collecting prescriptions and sticking to treatment easier for patients  

Including hypertension care improves demand for HIV services, especially for harder-to-reach populations    

It’s recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Integrating HIV and hypertension services improves outcomes


We supported a pilot project by Makerere University Joint AIDS Program in Uganda which saw hypertension control increase from 5.1% to 73% in just two years, while HIV control was maintained at 98%.

Coming soon

Resolve to Save Lives designed a toolkit to support or and scale up HIV-hypertension integration. Get the toolkit.

How efficient is your hypertension program? 


What is differentiated service delivery?  


Graphics: Reduces unnecessary burdens on health facilities and patients  


  • Patient-centered 
  • Minimizes time spent traveling to and attending health visits 
  • Makes it easier to stick to treatment 


  • Reduces clinic crowding  
  • Allows clinicians to focus their attention on non ncd-patients 
  • Improves outcomes 

Resolve to Save Lives has designed a toolkit for building and scaling up DSD programs for hypertension that will be available soon. 

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