AB372         HIV/AIDS MANAGEMENT IN POORLY RESOURCED URBAN SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNITY

Author(s): 
Bulbulia MA, Kanji R
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Text: 
Workshop:
Management of HIV/AIDS in a poorly resourced community family practice in an Urban South African setting.
Aim: To introduce participants, in a workshop setting to a protocol developed in a family practice, for the management of HIV/AIDS.
Method: The practices are in an urban setting. A study in 1997 undertaken in these 2 practices showed a 20% HIV prevalence among asymptomatic men. With the help of case presentations the following would be discussed. The cases would cover issues dealing with: counselling in a family practice setting, voluntary counselling and testing; clinical markers of HIV progression; affordable investigations; pharmacological prophylaxis; HIV/AIDS in the workplace; bereavement and issues around death and dying. Conclusion: It is hoped that the workshop would stimulate discussion on what is appropriate management in a poorly resourced community. That HIV/AIDS patients can be managed with dignity. Interaction with other WONCA participants and different management strategies exchanged.