AfA Health Professional Newsletter
Aid for AIDS (AfA) was launched in May 1998 as a private sector HIV Disease Management programme providing a focused range of clinical interventions coupled with credible clinical support and on-going adherence management and patient support. The aim of the programme was to partner with healthcare providers and healthcare funders to optimize clinical outcomes by ensuring access to effective therapy and regular monitoring of outcomes and potential toxicity, thus limiting the frequency of treatment failure due to poor adherence or adverse effects. Sustained viral load suppression and immune recovery would reduce the risk of opportunistic infections and lead to improved survival. The programme has been successful and over 100,000 patients are currently receiving antiretroviral therapy with excellent clinical outcomes.
The AfA Clinical team can be contacted on 0800 227 700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about AfA, the current treatment guidelines and back-copies of the quarterly newsletters can be found on the AfA website.
Published by i-base, a London-based treatment activitist organisation, the HIV Treatment Bulletin is a not-for-profit community journal that reviews the most important advances in the clinical management of HIV and access to treatment. HTB-South is focused on Southern Africa and disseminated through the Society.