Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Health and Nutrition"
|Titel||Introducing HIV treatment into two sexual and reproductive health clinics in the Dominican Republic : the lessons learned by PROFAMILIA|
|Auteurs||M. Caram, J. Galvão, J. Halverson|
|Tijdschrift||Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender|
|Organisatie||KIT - Royal Tropical Institute|
|Onderwerp||Health and Nutrition|
|Trefwoorden||HIV and AIDS, health services, women|
|Samenvatting||Today, AIDS-related illnesses are the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age in the Dominican Republic, and yet the public health system is ill equipped to provide antiretroviral treatment|
(ART) on a wider scale. According to UNAIDS, only 10% of Dominicans in need of ART in 2005 actually received it. This situation has led to many deaths and the problem is further aggravated by widespread poverty, gender inequities, and stigma and discrimination around HIV/AIDS. PROFAMILIA, an NGO that has provided sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for nearly 40 years in the country, recognized the need for HIV treatment and care, both in the general community as well as among its clients and started addressing the issue.
|Rechten||© 2006 KIT|