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Country review: South Africa

Robin Wood and Des Martin

in A Decade of HAART

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199225859
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225859.003.0018
Country review: South Africa

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This chapter begins with a description of the epidemiology of HIV in South Africa. It then discusses government policy on universal access to ART, treatment access in South Africa, the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society, and the importance of HAART on control of viraemia, opportunistic infections, and survival.

Keywords: highly active antiretroviral therapy; HIV; government policy; viraemia; universal access

Chapter.  7887 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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