AIDS-related morbidity and mortality not only affects individuals and their families, but is rapidly undermining African states’ capacity to develop. Stemming the impacts of the pandemic has therefore become a major concern. This calls for meeting the needs for care and support of those affected, and increasing the access of persons living with HIV/AIDS to effective treatment. Provision of such complex medication in resource-limited settings is a fairly recent phenomenon. In this context, the article builds on emerging experiences from the field in identifying issues and challenges that need to be addressed in order to facilitate the scaling-up of HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa.
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