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Comprehensive approach to HIV/AIDS services: the way to go in resource-limited settings

A Adefolalu

Abstract


The response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by the various health systems in sub-Saharan Africa, that has the highest preva lenceof the disease, has been quite significant in recent years. Millions of people are now benefiting from the services rendered for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Considering the state of health systems in these countries that are not only plagued with HIV/AIDS, but have to contend with poor funding, inadequate facilities and shortage of health personnel, there is a need for a comprehensive approach in HIV/AIDS services for it to be sustainable and meaningful in the context of developing nations.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS; sub-Saharan Africa; prevalence; antiretroviral; health systems




http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20786204.2010.10874037
AJOL African Journals Online