Universal access to comprehensive health services is needed to reduce HIV related morbidity and mortality worldwide
The World Health Organisation’s strategy for chronic disease management in resource poor countries could provide a model for delivering comprehensive services to people infected with HIV who have similar healthcare needs
Developing effective communication and referral systems to closely link primary providers to more specialised HIV services could start to address the need for HIV expertise
Integration and coordination of services could optimise the use of resources and increase access to HIV care
Health services research is needed to define the most effective ways to develop a comprehensive system of HIV care
Partnerships between donors, governments, non-governmental organisations, and local organisations are essential for developing effective and sustainable HIV and AIDS prevention and care programmesFull text at: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7370/954
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