Ever since HIV/AIDS was first discovered more than 30 years ago, advancements have been made to prevent the spread of the disease and help patients infected with HIV live longer and more productive lives. The development of antiretroviral drugs has significantly changed the perception of HIV/AIDS from a very fatal to a chronic and potentially manageable disease, and the availability and administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly reduced mortality and morbidity associated with HIV and AIDS.
However, due to several factors surrounding the health of PLWH/A, there is late presentation at the HIV/AIDS treatment centers where patients present in critical health states. In Uganda, it is common practice to refer such patients to nearby health Units for "further management". Usually, this creates a gap in the continuum of care progressing to unprecedented mortality among HIV Patients. There are mixed feelings about managing emergencies since there are usually overwhelming numbers at a daily clinic attendance.
Does anyone have links to any resources that can help me design a policy for emergency HIV/AIDS care.
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