Preventionof onward transmission of AIDS through early initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy among People living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
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Journal of Research and Contemporary Issues in Human Kinetics And Health Education
Without antiretroviral therapy, most individuals with HIV will eventually develop progressive immunodeficiency marked by CD4 lymphocyte cell depletion and leading to AIDS-defining illnesses and premature death. Therefore, this paper reviewed the importance of early treatment initiation among people living with HIV/AIDS towards the prevention of onward transmission of the disease. The primary goal of Antiretroviral Therapy is to prevent HIV-associated morbidity and mortality. Deferring Antiretroviral Therapy until CD4 counts decline puts individuals with HIV at risk of both AIDS-defining and certain serious non-AIDS conditions. Therefore, early diagnosis of HIV should commence with immediate treatment. The paper therefore recommended that Government should ensure that voluntary HIV testing and counselling is put in place.
AIDS , Antiretroviral Therapy , Early Initiation , Transmission , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Fasoranti, A.J., Adekanmbi, B.O. & Salami, B.E.,(2018). Prevention of onward transmission of AIDS through early initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy among People living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary issues in Human Kinetics and Health Education, 4 (1).175-181.