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One of the key determinants for the loss of public educators in South Africa is mortality due to AIDS. This report presents an estimate of the number of educators who died from AIDS in 2004, including the projected distribution of AIDS deaths by age group.

While antiretroviral treatment cannot avert AIDS deaths entirely, it can delay AIDS-related mortality. This report estimates the extent to which the provision of antiretroviral treatment might reduce AIDS mortality among our educators.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 24
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2107-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2107-9
Publish Year : 2005

List of tables
Abbreviations

1. Background
2. Objectives of analysis
3. Methodology
4. Results
5. Discussion

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Thomas M. Rehle, M.D., MSc., Ph.D., specialised in tropical medicine and in infectious disease epidemiology and has almost 20 years of expertise in HIV/AIDS/STI, malaria and TB in particular. His extensive work experience with national programmes in the USA and the NGO community in the developing world is complemented by a longstanding close collaboration with UNAIDS/WHO, US and European donor agencies, and other international development organisations. An independent consultant in international health and disease control based in Washington DC since 2001, Dr Rehle recently joined the HSRC as a Director in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health (SAHA) Research Programme.

Dr Olive Shisana is the Executive Director and founder of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health Research Programme at the HSRC. Prior to joining the HSRC she served as Professor of Health Systems at the National School of Public Health at the Medical University of Southern Africa, where she was a leading founder of a post-graduate diploma on the management of HIV/AIDS in the world of work, launched by the South African Deputy President in 2001. Before this appointment, she served as Executive Director of Family and Community Health at the World Health Organisation in Geneva. In the latter portfolio, she established the WHO HIV/AIDS/STI initiative, and became a founding member of the Partnership on AIDS in Africa.

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