Nurse Management of HIV-Infected Patients

Journal Article
  • Y. Assefa
  • E. Schouten
  • F. Chimbwandira
  • K. Hermann
  • W. Van Damme
The Lancet
376 (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.