The impact of antiretroviral treatment on AIDS mortality: a study focusing on educators in South African public schools

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Rehle, O.Shisana
KEYWORDS: ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, EDUCATORS, HIV/AIDS MORTALITY, PUBLIC SCHOOLS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2084
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3359

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Abstract

One of the key determinants for the loss of public educators in South Africa is mortality due to AIDS. This report presents an estimate of the number of educators who died from AIDS in 2004, including the projected distribution of AIDS deaths by age group. While antiretroviral treatment cannot avert AIDS deaths entirely, it can delay AIDS-related mortality. This report estimates the extent to which the provision of antiretroviral treatment might reduce AIDS mortality among our educators.