n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Profile : HIV in North West Province, South Africa : branch

Volume 2006, Issue 23
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



North West Province (NWP) has one of the highest HIV prevalences in South Africa. It is further challenged by severe poverty, a huge surface area housing a scattered community, and limited human resources. Despite this, it is one of the provinces that have successfully initiated large-scale ARV access in South Africa. This article describes the challenges and solutions that the province has grappled with to improve access to care for people with HIV.

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