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dc.creatorGengiah, Tanuja N.
dc.creatorAbdool Karim, Quarraisha.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:09:55Z
dc.date.available2012-11-26T09:09:55Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationGengiah, T. N., Abdool Karim, Q. 2012. Implementing microbicides in low-income countries. Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 26 (4), pp. 495-501.en
dc.identifier.issn1521-6934
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2012.02.004en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/8009
dc.description.abstractThe magnitude of the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is determined by women from lower income countries, specifically sub-Saharan Africa. Microbicides offer women who are unable to negotiate safe sex practices a self-initiated HIV prevention method. Of note, is its potential to yield significant public health benefits even with relatively conservative efficacy, coverage and user adherence estimates, making microbicides an effective intervention to invest scarce healthcare resources. Existing healthcare delivery systems provide an excellent opportunity to identify women at highest risk for infection and to also provide an access point to initiate microbicide use. Innovative quality improvement approaches, which strengthen existing sexual reproductive health services and include HIV testing, and linkages to care and treatment services, provide an opportunity to lay the foundations for wide-scale provision of microbicides. The potential to enhance health outcomes in women and infants and potentially affect rates of new HIV infection may soon be realised.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier.en
dc.subjectHIV infections--Africa, Sub-Saharan--Prevention.en
dc.subjectAIDS (Disease) in women--Africa, Sub-Saharan--Prevention.en
dc.subject.otherMicrobicides.en
dc.titleImplementing microbicides in low-income countries.en
dc.typePeer reviewed journal articleen


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