Barriers to access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive tuberculosis patients in Windhoek, Namibia.

@article{Seeling2014BarriersTA,
  title={Barriers to access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive tuberculosis patients in Windhoek, Namibia.},
  author={Stefanie Seeling and Farai Mavhunga and Albertina M Thomas and Bettina Adelberger and Timo Ulrichs},
  journal={International journal of mycobacteriology},
  year={2014},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={268-75}
}
SETTING Namibia faces a high burden of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV-infection. In 2011, 50% of the TB patients were co-infected with HIV. While all patients co-infected with TB and HIV are eligible for antiretroviral treatment (ART), only 54% were reported to have received ART according to national data. OBJECTIVE To explore the perspective of healthcare professionals on barriers to access to ART for HIV-positive TB patients. DESIGN Nine semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted… CONTINUE READING
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