TITLE

Community-Based Interventions for Marginalized Populations

AUTHOR(S)
Mitty, Jennifer Adelson; Flanigan, Timothy P.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2004 Supplement, Vol. 38, pS373
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the community based interventions for AIDS patient's care. Combination antiretroviral therapy has led to dramatic reductions in morbidity and mortality among patients with HIV/AIDS, including those who present with advanced AIDS and very low CD4+ cell counts. Unfortunately, many HIV-in-infected persons have not realized the benefits of HAART because of difficulties in accessing care or an inability to adhere to medications. The majority of these persons are active substance users, have mental health disorders, or cope with social instability, such as homelessness. It is now recognized that innovative approaches are needed to increase access and adherence to HAART, especially among these hard-to-reach populations.
ACCESSION #
13239502

 

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