Center for AIDS Research

Ethiopia

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Dr. Carol Harris

Determination of the response to ART in a unique setting in the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 

(This study was funded as a CFAR Pilot Project) 

Ethiopia, as with other Sub-Saharan African countries, staggers under the burden of a generalized AIDS epidemic. It is all the more complex in Ethiopia due to its large population (the third largest in Africa), its multi-ethnic society, and its severely distressed economic and social conditions. The international community of nations has embarked upon a massive global AIDS treatment program. Creating successful treatment systems which foster seamless access to the various components of integrated ADIS care, which monitor genetic and socio-cultural responses to ART, which analyze adherence, and which track co-morbidities in each community are crucial.

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