Achieving sustainable development goals for HIV/AIDS in the Republic of the Congo - Progress, obstacles and challenges in HIV/AIDS health services

Ghoma Linguissi, Laure Stella and Lucaccioni, Violaine and Bates, Matthew and Zumla, Alimuddin and Ntoumi, Francine (2018) Achieving sustainable development goals for HIV/AIDS in the Republic of the Congo - Progress, obstacles and challenges in HIV/AIDS health services. International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, 77 . pp. 107-112. ISSN 1201-9712

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Abstract

The HIV epidemic continues to be a major global public health issue. Since 2012, there has been a paucity of information from the Republic of the Congo on HIV incidence and prevalence rates, national HIV programme effectiveness, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) rollout, patient adherence to treatment, operational and basic science research studies on HIV/AIDS, and donor funding and its impact on the country. A review of the existing literature on HIV in the Republic of the Congo was conducted, focused on prevalence trends, effectiveness of the current national HIV programme, HAART rollout, patient adherence to antiretrovirals (ARVs), resistance to ARVs, the cost of treatment, and operational issues affecting HIV/AIDS programmes in the country. In light of the findings, several important priority areas for scaling-up HIV/AIDS services, programmatic and research activities in the Republic of the Congo are highlighted.

Keywords:HIV, ART, HAART, Republic of Congo, ARVs
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:34283
Deposited On:10 Jan 2019 14:11

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