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n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Antiretroviral therapy in adults - June 2002 version : clinical guidelines
The magnitude of HIV infection in southern Africa and the number of impoverished people who desperately need antiretroviral therapy (ART) but will never receive it is overwhelming, and unparalleled in the history of infectious diseases. Lifetime costs associated with antiretroviral therapy and political intransigence remain the most important obstacles to adequate management of HIV infection in many countries, including South Africa, where the availability of finance determines access to therapy. While the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society endorses the right of all HIV-infected adults and children to receive standard of care, it also acknowledges the serious limitations influencing the individual's access to effective therapy.
The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society endorses the right of all HIV-infected adults and children to receive an optimal standard of care and supports all initiatives that improve access to effective therapy.
As knowledge and understanding of the use of antiretroviral therapies is still evolving and new therapeutic agents are becoming available, guidelines are reviewed and updated regularly. The most current version should always be consulted.
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