Rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy at primary care sites in Zambia: feasibility and early outcomes.

  title={Rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy at primary care sites in Zambia: feasibility and early outcomes.},
  author={Jeffrey S. A. Stringer and Isaac S Zulu and Jens W Levy and Elizabeth M Stringer and Albert J. Mwango and Benjamin H Chi and Vilepe Mtonga and Stewart E Reid and Ronald A. Cantrell and Marc Bulterys and Michael S Saag and Richard G. Marlink and Alwyn Mwinga and Tedd V. Ellerbrock and Moses M Sinkala},
  volume={296 7},
CONTEXT The Zambian Ministry of Health has scaled-up human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) care and treatment services at primary care clinics in Lusaka, using predominately nonphysician clinicians. OBJECTIVE To report on the feasibility and early outcomes of the program. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Open cohort evaluation of antiretroviral-naive adults treated at 18 primary care facilities between April 26, 2004, and November 5, 2005. Data were entered… CONTINUE READING
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