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close this bookCote d'Ivoire Ministry of Health - UNAIDS HIV/AIDS Drug Access Initiative - Preliminary Report (UNAIDS, 2000, 22 p.)
close this folderProcedures - Methods
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View the document1. Eligibility screening
View the document2. Initiation of therapy
View the document3. Follow-up

2. Initiation of therapy

If the patient meets the sociodemographic and biologic eligibility criteria and the committee has agreed to allocate a subsidy, the physician initiates ARV therapy. If the patient experiences an acute medical problem preventing him/her from initiating ARV therapy, the patient is seen in follow-up for treatment and reassessment of the problem. In such a case, patient will initiate therapy only if the medical problem is cleared.