AIDS and the Scientific Governance of Medicine in Post-Apartheid South Africa
- Political Science, Medicine
Demographic modelling suggests that if the national government had used ARVs for prevention and treatment at the same rate as the Western Cape, then about 171,000 HIV infections and 343,000 deaths could have been prevented between 1999 and 2007.
The National Strategic Plan of South Africa: what are the prospects of success after the repeated failure of previous AIDS policy?
- Political Science, MedicineHealth policy and planning
A systematic review of the literature on postapartheid AIDS policy in South Africa demonstrates that a complex interplay among the content, context, actors and process of AIDS policy created a gap between policy making and policy implementation, which rendered near-ideal AIDS policies ineffective.
Cost to patients of obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
- MedicineSouth African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
The costs that South African patients incur in obtaining antiretroviral therapy (ART) should be considered in efforts to sustain adherence and expand access.
Differences in normal activities, job performance and symptom prevalence between patients not yet on antiretroviral therapy and patients initiating therapy in South Africa
- Medicine, PsychologyAIDS
Patients who have initiated ART reported significantly less functional impairment, fewer symptoms, and better work performance than those who had not yet started treatment, however.