Expanding access to ART in South Africa: the role of nurse-initiated treatment.

  title={Expanding access to ART in South Africa: the role of nurse-initiated treatment.},
  author={Christopher James Colvin and Lara Fairall and Simon Lewin and Daniella Georgeu and Merrick Zwarenstein and Max Oscar Bachmann and Kerry E. Uebel and Eric D Bateman},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={100 4},
The South African government’s recent policy decision to expand access to HIV care rapidly and ‘ensure that all the health institutions in the country are ready to receive and assist patients and not just a few accredited ARV centres’1 represents a dramatic and welcome about-turn on years of hesitation and confusion in the country’s response to the HIV epidemic. In the first 6 years of the antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme, approximately 900 000 people have been started on treatment. In… CONTINUE READING
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