Facing the challenges of high rates of infant and maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, TB infection, endemic malaria and pervasive poverty, countries in Africa, need to develop an accessible, high quality comprehensive primary healthcare system.
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The Western Balkans region covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and UNMIK Kosovo. The political instability, combined with socio-economic transition and extensive stigma and discrimination against marginal populations heightens the HIV vulnerabilities of these groups. International assistance has previously ignored the region whose health system is now in the process of being […]
A semi-structured and pre-tested pro-forma is used to interview HIV positive patients attending VCTC located at SSG Hospital, Vadodara. Prior verbal and written consent was taken before starting each interview.
The major success of the antiretroviral therapy (ART) depends on maintaining high adherence levels among patients on ART. Lighthouse operates the largest ART clinic in Lilongwe District in Malawi and provides care to more than 4,000 patients on ART.
Current statistics indicate that 6.1 million people in South Asia are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is an extraordinary kind of crisis. It requires an exceptional response that remains flexible, creative and vigilant on the one hand and on the other hand those who are affected need a multi-dimensional approach to their lives.
Drug abuse is on the rise and is adding fuel to the HIV scenario in India. India has an estimated number of 3.1 million HIV infected population. Non –sexual transmission of HIV has been overlooked in developing countries as reported by David Guisselquist.
AIDS Epidemic is drastically increasing. More than 1159 new cases of AIDS & HIV infection have been reported in Iran in year 2001 which is approximately 3 times more than those in year 1999 & 2000.
The intertwined epidemics of HIV/AIDS and injecting drug use are among the most vexing public health problems in India. The non sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS has been overlooked in developing countries. India has an estimated number of 3.1 million HIV infected population.
Health policy usually targets epidemiologically defined population in a specific intervention programme. However, the sectorisation of health problems and the development of health policies, missing ‘surrounding’ socio-economic determinants, may result in inequitable long term results.
In Malawi, HIV prevalence among adults (15-49 years) is estimated at 14 percent. Though the number of people accessing ART is rapidly expanding, the goal of ART provision is to reach only 50% of the population becoming eligible every year.