Traditional Knowledge , Use Practices and Conservation of Medicinal Plants for HIV / AIDS Care in Rural Tanzania

  title={Traditional Knowledge , Use Practices and Conservation of Medicinal Plants for HIV / AIDS Care in Rural Tanzania},
  author={Daniel Patrick Kisangau and Thora Martina Herrmann and Herbert and V. M. Lyaruu and Kenneth M M Hosea and Cosam C. Joseph and Zakaria. H. Mbwambo and Pax Jessey Masimba},
HIV/AIDS pandemic is currently the most socio-economic challenge that faces Tanzania as it affects mostly the young and most economically productive population. People living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania are susceptible to fungal and bacterial opportunistic infections, which are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the country. Despite the government’s intervention to provide ARVs to people living with HIV/AIDS, many of them especially those living in the rural areas can neither afford them… CONTINUE READING
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