Journal article

Provision of antiretroviral treatment in conflict settings: the experience of Médecins Sans Frontières.

Daniel P O'Brien, Sarah Venis, Jane Greig, Leslie Shanks, Tom Ellman, Kalpana Sabapathy, Lisa Frigati, Clair Mills

Confl Health | Published : 2010


INTRODUCTION: Many countries ravaged by conflict have substantial morbidity and mortality attributed to HIV/AIDS yet HIV treatment is uncommonly available. Universal access to HIV care cannot be achieved unless the needs of populations in conflict-affected areas are addressed. METHODS: From 2003 Médecins Sans Frontières introduced HIV care, including antiretroviral therapy, into 24 programmes in conflict or post-conflict settings, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV care and treatment activities were usually integrated within other medical activities. Project data collected in the Fuchia software system were analysed and outcomes compared with ART-LINC data. Programme reports and other relevan..

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