A survey of nurse-initiated and -managed antiretroviral therapy (NIMART) in practice, education, policy, and regulation in east, central, and southern Africa.

@article{Zuber2014ASO,
  title={A survey of nurse-initiated and -managed antiretroviral therapy (NIMART) in practice, education, policy, and regulation in east, central, and southern Africa.},
  author={Alexandra Zuber and Carey F. McCarthy and Andre R. Verani and Eleanor Msidi and Carla Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={520-31}
}
In sub-Saharan Africa, nurses and midwives perform many HIV service delivery tasks, such as diagnosis of HIV and prescription of antiretroviral therapy (ART), which used to be the responsibility of physicians. While this task shifting is critical to scaling-up HIV services in Africa, the extent of HIV task shifting is not well understood. A survey of senior nursing leadership teams from 15 African countries was carried out to describe the extent of nurse-initiated and -managed antiretroviral… CONTINUE READING
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