Costs of Care and Support

Tim Quinlan and Chris Desmond

This paper discusses the available literature relating to the cost of care and support for people who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The focus is primarily on orphans for this allows us to acknowledge the need for HIV/AIDS management interventions to incorporate those affected, but not necessarily infected by HIV/ AIDS, and to cover the issue of ‘support’. We conclude the paper by outlining areas requiring more research, in view of our argument that South Africa still has some way towards the design and implementation of an effective care and support strategy.

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