Country review: Senegal

Papa Salif Sow

in A Decade of HAART

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199225859
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723834 | DOI:
Country review: Senegal

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This chapter begins with a description of the epidemiology of HIV in Senegal. It then discusses the response to HIV, treatment of opportunistic infections, and antiretroviral therapy (ART). It argues that there remain many challenges relative to HIV and ART in Senegal, including insufficient scaleup of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programme, and weakness in the paediatric component of the Senegalese initiative for access to care and treatment. Access to voluntary counselling and HIV testing must be strengthened by increasing the availability of HIV care centres throughout the country.

Keywords: highly active antiretroviral therapy; HIV infection; epidemiology; treatment; HAART

Chapter.  4183 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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