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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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France

France

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(p.460) Chapter 31 France
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The HIV Pandemic
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Yves-Antoine Flori

Céline Moty

Edith Patouillard

François Dabis

Roger Salamon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0031

This chapter reviews France's response to its HIV epidemic. France's response to HIV involved many actors including those from government, non-government organizations, clinicians, and social scientists, among others, and produced responses ranging from access to care to the protection of patients' rights. As in other European countries, the availability of HAART has led to a significant reduction in mortality as well as improvement in the health status of all HIV-infected patients. As a result, HIV is considered to have moved from an acute to a chronic disease in France. The fact that most patients have been covered by social security has been a key factor in effective treatment efforts.

Keywords:   access to care, HIV epidemic, HAART, social security, HIV infection

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