HIV-Yield and Linkage in 13 Military Health Facilities in Cameroon: a Retrospective Study

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.05.04.Art023

Authors : R. Medang, U Tamoufe, G Dion, K. Saylors, N. Ortiz


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 [11], “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 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 [11], is now building towards
a new narrative on HIV treatment and a new, final, ambitious, but achievable target.


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