Journal article

Implications of differentiated care for successful ART scale-up in a concentrated HIV epidemic in Yangon, Myanmar

Anita Mesic, Julie Fontaine, Theingy Aye, Jane Greig, Thin Thin Thwe, Laura Moreto-Planas, Jarmila Kliesckova, Khin Khin, Nana Zarkua, Lucia Gonzalez, Erwin Lloyd Guillergan, Daniel P O'Brien

JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: National AIDS Programme in Myanmar has made significant progress in scaling up antiretroviral treatment (ART) services and recognizes the importance of differentiated care for people living with HIV. Indeed, long centred around the hospital and reliant on physicians, the country's HIV response is undergoing a process of successful decentralization with HIV care increasingly being integrated into other health services as part of a systematic effort to expand access to HIV treatment. This study describes implementation of differentiated care in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported programmes and reports its outcomes. METHODS: A descriptive cohort analysis of adult patients on..

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