Scaling up antiretroviral therapy in Africa: learning from tuberculosis control programmes--the case of Malawi.

@article{Libamba2005ScalingUA,
  title={Scaling up antiretroviral therapy in Africa: learning from tuberculosis control programmes--the case of Malawi.},
  author={Edwin Libamba and Simon D. Makombe and Anthony D Harries and Rehab Chimzizi and Felix M. L. Salaniponi and Erik J. Schouten and Rex Mpazanje},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={1062-71}
}
The rapid and massive scale-up of antiretroviral drug therapy (ART) so needed in sub-Saharan Africa will not be possible using a 'medicalised' model. A more simple approach is required. DOTS has been used now for many years to provide successful anti-tuberculosis treatment to millions of patients in poor countries of the world, and many of the established… CONTINUE READING