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A cost-effective unna boot alternative as adjunct treatment of kaposi sarcoma in kenya

  • At: Glasgow (Scotland) (2018)
  • Type: Poster
  • Poster code: POS-PPR-026
  • By: SCHELLASE, Ellen (Purdue University)
  • Co-author(s): Ellen Schellase
    Alex Mills
    Monica Miller
    Rakhi Karwa
    Edith Tonui
    Sonak Pastakia
    Aileen Chang
  • Abstract:


    In Africa, almost 25 million HIV diagnoses are made with 1.1 million opportunistic infection (OI) related deaths occurring annually. In Kenya, the OI Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) can be debilitating physically and psychosocially; magnifying the HIV stigma for patients. In other countries, an unna boot can be used as adjunct therapy for KS..

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