n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Managing HIV as a chronic disease : using interactive data collection to improve clincal care
|Article Title||Managing HIV as a chronic disease : using interactive data collection to improve clincal care|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Author||Pierre M. Barker, Joe McCannon, W.D. Francois Venter and Nkhangweni William Mmbara|
|Publication Date||Nov 2004|
|Pages||7 - 11|
As South Africa and the rest of the developing world respond to the AIDS crisis, a critical task will be to develop scalable systems for sustainable and effective delivery of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in a variety of resource-restricted settings. With the emergence, from national governments, the World Health Organization (WHO) and major international donors, of the political will and funding to support treatment programmes, it has become urgent that we consider how ARVs will be delivered. In this review, we consider how ARVs allow us to manage HIV / AIDS as a chronic disease, and the data systems that are required to support this approach to therapy.
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