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The first decade of antiretroviral therapy in Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#31 of 991)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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2 blogs
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21 tweeters
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
The first decade of antiretroviral therapy in Africa
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-7-33
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nathan Ford, Alexandra Calmy, Edward J Mills

Abstract

The past decade has seen remarkable progress in increasing access to antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. Early concerns about the cost and complexity of treatment were overcome thanks to the efforts of a global coalition of health providers, activists, academics, and people living with HIV/AIDS, who argued that every effort must be made to ensure access to essential care when millions of lives depended on it. The high cost of treatment was reduced through advocacy to promote access to generic drugs; care provision was simplified through a public health approach to treatment provision; the lack of human resources was overcome through task-shifting to support the provision of care by non-physicians; and access was expanded through the development of models of care that could work at the primary care level. The challenge for the next decade is to further increase access to treatment and support sustained care for those on treatment, while at the same time ensuring that the package of care is continuously improved such that all patients can benefit from the latest improvements in drug development, clinical science, and public health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Unknown 108 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 25%
Student > Bachelor 14 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Researcher 10 9%
Other 10 9%
Other 23 21%
Unknown 14 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 9%
Social Sciences 10 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 4%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 18 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 88. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2021.
All research outputs
#329,676
of 19,581,278 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#31
of 991 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,349
of 115,023 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#1
of 1 outputs
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