Community health workers and home-based care programs for HIV clients.

  title={Community health workers and home-based care programs for HIV clients.},
  author={Becky A Johnson and Sunil K. Khanna},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  volume={96 4},
In Nyanza Province, Kenya, estimated HIV prevalence is 22%. Given that more than 80% of the population resides in rural areas, the majority of individuals in Nyanza Province do not have access to medical facilities on a regular basis. In response to the growing demands the HIV epidemic has placed on the people and communities in this region, hundreds of lay individuals have been trained as community health workers to provide home-based care to sick or dying HIV/AIDS clients in rural areas. This… CONTINUE READING
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