HIV/AIDS Treatment in Resource Poor Countries: Public Health by Yichen Lu, Max Essex, Chris Chanyasulkit

By Yichen Lu, Max Essex, Chris Chanyasulkit

The booklet makes a speciality of HIV/AIDS prevention and therapy concepts in resource-poor settings. participants comprise HIV/AIDS researchers and public wellbeing and fitness directors from the USA, Africa, China, and Thailand. a number of chapters, written through neighborhood overall healthiness officers, take an in depth examine AIDS prevention and remedy in China on the group point. different chapters disguise problems with remedy scale-up, drug resistance, and mother-to-child transmission in Southern Africa and Thailand, and provide classes discovered for researchers in different constructing nations. total the purpose of this publication is to convey the various newest matters to the fore, and to foster trade and collaboration among AIDS researchers in constructing international locations. This booklet grew out of an annual convention held in China and arranged through the Harvard institution of Public overall healthiness, and will in all probability turn into the 1st quantity of a series.

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When PMTCT work first started, many health providers held a rather limited view of PMTCT as providing prophylaxis for HIV-positive women who desired to have the baby, delivering babies by C-section, and providing them with formula provided by the government. Through the program, we gradually introduced a more comprehensive approach to PMTCT. Using the WHO (World Health Organization) PMTCT 4 components as a basis, we advocated for a comprehensive approach of PMTCT using “three preventions and one care”; that is, primary prevention, secondary prevention, prevention of MTCT, and care and treatment for positive women and families.

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