HIV and AIDS in Sierra Leone: A programmatic scenario
This review is a comprehensive description of the programmatic scenario in Sierra Leone’s fight against HIV/AIDS. It presents a situation analysis for HIV/AIDS infection including a range of prevention and treatment activities. The spread of the infection and disease would have damaging consequences if not controlled. The country’s experience suggests that there are certain aspects of this development problem which require urgent and adequate attention. Among these are mainstreaming HIV/AIDS education and developing well coordinated programmes to protect orphans and other vulnerable children. Stigma and discrimination, treatment and the country’s need to find sustainable resources for this complex, multi-faceted development problem which requires both short-term containment actions and long-term broad-based responses are elaborated on and extensively discussed hereunder.
Key Words: HIV, Programmatic, Sierra Leone