HAART

Setting district-based annual targets for HAART and

Series Name: 
South African Medical Journal
Published by: 
University of Durban-Westville

Barker PM, Venter F. Setting district-based annual targets for HAART and PMTCT - a first step in planning effective intervention for the HIV/AIDS epidemic. S Afr Med J. 2007 Oct;97(10):916-7.

An Economic Evaluation of the Impact of Widespread Antiretroviral Treatment on Secondary Hospitals in South Africa: Case Study of the GF Jooste Hospital Antiretroviral Referral Unit

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Health Systems Trust

This research presents a partial economic evaluation of the current and anticipated impact of widespread antiretroviral treatment on the secondary hospital system in South Africa. The evaluation encompasses the treatment and care of HIV-positive inpatients and outpatients on or preparing for highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) at the secondary level. This study was conducted based on analysis of the Antiretroviral Referral Unit at GF Jooste Hospital during March 2005, and utilises a combination of current and retrospective data sets.

Cervical cancer - is vaccination the way to go?

Series Name: 
Nursing Update
Published by: 
Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa
Cervical cancer is the second most prevalent cancer (second to breast cancer) to affect women in South Africa. The most common cancer to affect black women - 31 per cent of all cancers - it is also preventable and treatable. It is associated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), of which the most prevalent strains are 16 and 18. Cervical cancer also appears to be an opportunistic infection among those living with HIV as it links to a weakened immune system. In South Africa a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer is one in 26. Each year 6 700 women develop cervical cancer while 3 700 die from the disease annually in South Africa.

Public Sector HAART Projects - A Summary Report

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Health Systems Trust
The National Department of Healths Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care Management and Treatment for South Africa, launched in November 2003, emphasises the provision of comprehensive care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and the need to strengthen the national health system in South Africa.