Managing noncommunicable diseases in routine HIV care feasible

  • July 22, 2014

Incorporating management of noncommunicable diseases into routine HIV care helped to facilitate the diagnosis of these diseases, according to data presented at AIDS 2014.

“The population of patients with HIV infection achieving viral suppression on combination [antiretroviral therapy] is growing, aging and experiencing a widening spectrum of noncommunicable diseases,” Barbara Namata Mbogga Mukasa, MD, of Mildmay Uganda in Kampala, and colleagues said in the study abstract. “HIV and noncommunicable diseases both require ongoing attendance at appointments, adherence to tests and medications, healthy living and self-management.”

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