Nurse Management of HIV-Infected Patients

HIV & AIDS, Infectious Diseases,
Journal Articles

Nurse Management of HIV-Infected Patients

By: Y. Assefa, E. Schouten, F. Chimbwandira, K. Hermann, W. Van Damme
Publication: The Lancet376 (9746) (September 25, 2010):1053-54.


In the CIPRA-SA trial (July 3, p. 33), Ian Sanne and colleagues compared the outcomes of nurse-monitored patients with those of doctor-monitored patients in an antiretroviral treatment (ART) program in South Africa and concluded that the outcomes of ART services provided by nurses were non-inferior to those provided by doctors. We refer to similar experiences in Ethiopia and Malawi where nurse management of HIV-infected patients is a common practice.