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Scaling up of highly active antiretroviral therapy in a rural district of Malawi: an effectiveness assessment.

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BACKGROUND: The recording of outcomes from large-scale, simplified HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) programmes in sub-Saharan Africa is critical. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of such a programme held by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Chiradzulu district, Malawi. METHODS: We scaled up and simplified HAART in this programme since August, 2002. We analysed survival indicators, CD4 count evolution, virological response, and adherence to treatment. We included adults wh...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
367
Issue:
9519
Pages:
1335-1342
Publication date:
2006-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:3a30d710-7e4e-4d3a-9831-0f597ebc8ba2
Source identifiers:
68296
Local pid:
pubs:68296

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