HIV/AIDS

It is estimated that around 34 million people in today's world are living with HIV/AIDS.  Over 23 million of those cases are in Sub-Saharan Africa.  It is not new news to the world of public health that HIV/AIDS is a serious problem.  Promoting linkages between HIV/AIDS treatment and areas like tuberculosis, family planning, reproductive health, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases in low-resource countries are essential to improve diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes for patients affected by these diseases.  Successful integration with HIV/AIDS treatment programs is feasible, although programmatic, infrastructural, and staffing challenges can develop.  Integration requires commitment, collaboration, and tailoring of interventions in a manner that enables introduction into existing programs that are often overwhelmed with a large number of patients and low resources.  The majority of HIV infections are sexually transmitted or associated with the childbirth process.  HIV/AIDS shares root causes like poverty and limited access with other health problems, so why not use a shared solution?  [i]  [i]

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