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Chronic HIV care with ARV therapy and prevention

ISBN 978 92 4 159551 3

This guideline module includes patient education, psychosocial support, prevention for positives, clinical staging, prophylaxis (INH, cotrimoxazole, fluconazole), preparation for ARV treatment then clinical monitoring, response to side effects, adherence preparation and support, management of chronic problems, and data collection based on a simple treatment card. The Chronic HIV care with ARV therapy and prevention effectively integrates HIV care and prevention, increasing the potential for preventive interventions. The broader uptake of preventive interventions is essential for HIV control.

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