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Establishment of a Public Antiretroviral Treatment Clinic for Adults in Urban Botswana: Lessons Learned

C. William Wester, Hermann Bussmann, Ava Avalos, Ndwapi Ndwapi, Tendani Gaolathe, Peter Cardiello, Christine Bussmann, Howard Moffat, Patson Mazonde and Richard G. Marlink

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 7, pages 1041-1044
Published in print April 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/428352
Establishment of a Public Antiretroviral Treatment Clinic for Adults in Urban Botswana: Lessons Learned

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Countries in sub-Saharan Africa are under significant pressure to open large-scale, public antiretroviral treatment clinics. Many lessons have been learned in Botswana, where the first public antiretroviral treatment clinic in Africa was established. The availability of core, well-trained medical staff will be the primary factor that limits a rapid scale-up of antiretroviral treatment programs.

Journal Article.  2623 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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