Title
The long road to universal antiretroviral treatment coverage in South Africa The long road to universal antiretroviral treatment coverage in South Africa
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Sociology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Future virology
Volume/pages
6(2011) :7 , p. 801-812
ISSN
1746-0794
ISI
000293865900008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In order to sustainably scale-up antiretroviral treatment (ART), South Africa needs to develop an efficient and effective implementation strategy, based on the best available scientific evidence. This article aims to bridge this knowledge gap first by describing the progress South Africa has made in the fight against HIV/AIDS in terms of virological efficacy, survival rates and retention in care, and second by identifying the potential remaining impediments to a durable and sustainable policy response to the epidemic. The study findings demonstrate that, despite favorable results in terms of virologic suppression, survival/mortality and retention in care, four challenges to a sustainable ART scale-up remain: first, the lack of integration of ART services into the general health system; second, the growing need for comprehensive HIV/AIDS care; third, the rising costs associated with the growing case load of people; and fourth, the crippling shortage in human resources for healthcare.
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