Journal article

Government responses to HIV/AIDS in Africa: what have we learnt?

Q Abdool Karim, D Tarantola, E As Sy, R Moodie

AIDS | Published : 1997

Abstract

While we should not lose sight of the development of vaccines and cures, more immediate priorities include the implementation of effective STD control. The syndromic management approach developed in Zimbabwe to overcome laboratory constraints is a cost-effective way of managing STD. Of urgency is the integration of STD services into primary health-care services, appropriate training of staff, adequate provision and control over drugs and condoms, and incorporation of traditional healers and community-based education on STD. A second area of priority is the strengthening of the interaction between prevention, care and support activities, which act in synergy. Effective prevention and care req..

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