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Antiretroviral treatment skills and knowledge (ASK) notebook for community workers in southern Africa: 3rd and 4th editions

Publication year: 
2008
Author (s): 
SAfAIDS
Series: 
Third and fourth edition
Abstract:

Training guide to support antiretroviral treatment skills and knowledge in community health workers in southern Africa. This issue focuses on a very important illness which frequently causes serious health complications (and often deaths) in people living with HIV. Because of the weakening of the immune system through HIV, many PLHIV develop active tuberculosis (TB) – one of the most serious of the opportunistic infections which may affect them. This is called ‘co-infection’. TB spreads easily because the bacilli (germs) which cause it are carried in the air, but it is very hard to diagnose in PLHIV.