Estimates of eligibility for antiretroviral treatment (ART) and projected ART impact on AIDS mortality among South African educators

SOURCE: Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2005
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.M.Rehle, O.Shisana
KEYWORDS: ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY, EDUCATORS, HIV/AIDS MORTALITY
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3607

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Abstract

This study assessed the proportion of HIV-infected educators that need antiretroviral treatment (ART) according to the current criteria and estimated the impact of ART on AIDS mortality by modelling scenarios with and without access to ART. Specimens for HIV testing were obtained from educators and a sub-sample of venous blood specimens from HIV-positive educators was selected for analysis.