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This report emanates from the results of a study that examined the impact of HIV/AIDS on the public and private health facilities in South Africa, and outlines the subsystems that are affected. Both public and private sector health facilities have reported an increase in the number of patients seeking clinical care for people living with HIV/AIDS, leading to increased admissions to medical and paediatric wards and increased workloads. This study addresses these issues and makes recommendations for managing the HIV/AIDS case load.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 192
ISBN 10 : 1-875017-85-2
ISBN 13 : 978-18750-1785-0
Publish Year : 2003
List of Tables
List of Figures
Abbreviations
Executive summary

Introduction

Study No. 1
HIV/AIDS prevalence among South African health workers and ambulatory and hospitalised patients

Study No. 2
The impact of HIV/AIDS on health workers employed in the health sector

Study No. 3
The impact of HIV/AIDS on health services

Study No. 4
The total cost of administering prophylaxis therapy to pregnant women and newborns to different levels of health care in a peri-urban setting following the nevirapine and zidovudine protocols

Study No. 5
AIDS-attributable mortality amongst South African health workers

Summary and recommendations
The report results from a collaboration between the Human Sciences Research Council(HSRC), MEDUNSA and the Medical Research Council (MRC).
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