Expanding pediatric access to antiretroviral therapy in South Africa

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Publication Date 

August 2006
8 p

This paper presents the results of a rapid situational analysis of the antiretroviral (ARV) rollout in South Africa which found that several ARV programmes are treating children successfully. However, all the institutions surveyed identified a large number of concerns and challenges that need to be overcome in order to improve care for children living with HIV. Key actions required include early identification of HIV-infected children, effective referral, standardised training in pediatric HIV management for health professionals, and increased community awareness and support

Series:Horizons Research Summary 

Regional Focus 

Country focus 


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