HIV-Yield and Linkage in 13 Military Health Facilities in Cameroon: a Retrospective Study
Since a number of years, many changes and a great evolution have occurred in the process of care and treatment as well as program management of HIV/AIDS control, worldwide. Many terms and paradigms have in fact emerged in the field of HIV/AIDS. New terms and paradigms such as the 90-90-90 target by 2020, the “test and treat”, the linkage or the yield. As a matter of fact and according to the UNAIDS , “Ending the AIDS epidemic is more than a historic obligation to the 39 million people who have died of the disease. It also represents a momentous opportunity to lay the foundation for a healthier, more just and equitable world for future generations.” This will undoubtedly be an enormous achievement for mankind as a whole, for what has been one of the greatest fears of the last 30 years. Thus, one of the biggest demands to date to achieve the elimination of the HIV epidemic is certainly the need to make the treatment universal, through the availability of ARVs.it should ensured that all those who have been initiated into antiretroviral treatment remain be admitted that, not only must treatment be made available, but it must also be faithful to it throughout their lives; hence the notions of linkage to treatment antiretroviral treatment not only reduces the viral load in the individual undergoing and retention to treatment. It should be remembered that a good follow-up of the treatment, resulting in a better quality of life and a longer life but also reduces the capacity of the infected person to transmit the HIV infection to others. Therefore, advantages obviously exist for both the infected individual and the entire community. In this respect, a powerful momentum initiated by the UNAIDS , is now building towards a new narrative on HIV treatment and a new, final, ambitious, but achievable target.
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