Disease Comanagement

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A case study of HIV/AIDS and cancer care in sub-Saharan Africa

Cancer care is increasingly complicated worldwide by its management with concurrent acute and chronic illness states. In low- and middle-income countries, including those in sub-Saharan Africa, this results in lower overall survival rates and a higher burden of cancer deaths. A case study is presented to highlight the challenges patients with cancer in Zambia—many of whom are also positive for HIV or AIDS—face in relationship to access to care and comanagement of disease states.


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