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Introducing HIV treatment into two sexual and reproductive health clinics in the Dominican Republic : the lessons learned by PROFAMILIA


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Abstract: 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.
Authors: Caram, M. , Galvão, J. , Halverson, J.
Country: Dominican Republic
Category: Practice
End Page: 19
Serial number: 3
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , health services , women
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2006
Region: Caribbean
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 17
Title: Introducing HIV treatment into two sexual and reproductive health clinics in the Dominican Republic : the lessons learned by PROFAMILIA