The district hospital is the focus for the presentation of HIV-related disease in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
Patients require not only medical care, but often economic support and counselling for themselves and their families.
Psychosocial support should be provided at the hospital and in the home, the latter often being the preferred option.
A team approach to HIV disease care and counselling, with careful selection and support of staff, and appropriate training in counselling skills is essential.
A primary health care approach at the district level, mobilizing community participation and intersectoral support is necessary.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Conseil clinique, Soin, Programme thérapeutique, Hospitalisation, Ambulatoire, Etude comparative, Ghana, Afrique, Homme, Education sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Clinical counseling, Care, Therapeutic schedule, Hospitalization, Ambulatory, Comparative study, Ghana, Africa, Human, Health education
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Cote : 94-0444127
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.