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Title: [Evaluation of compliance with antiretroviral treatment of HIV patients in Djibouti, 2005]
Authors: Ahmed, A.A.
Katlama, C.
Ghosn, J.
Guiguet, M.
Costagliola, D.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: French
Abstract: We determined the rate of compliance with antiretroviral therapy and investigated the factors that influence it among 86 HIV patients. Compliance ratio [number of tablets taken/number prescribed] was assessed by tablet count. The mean ratio of compliance was 92%. By tablet count, 77% of the patients were compliant [compliance ratio >/=90%]. Non-compliance was significantly associated with side-effects, degree of confidentiality of the care centre and traveling. Compliance correlated significantly with viral load. In multivariate analysis, community support and level of education protected against non-compliance. Patients having already missed a dose and those dissatisfied with confidentiality had a 4 times greater risk of non-compliance
Description: 1286-1297
Keywords: Anti-HIV Agents
Cross-Sectional Studies
Patient Compliance
Life Style
Questionnaires
HIV Infections
Social Support
Risk Factors
Viral Load
Subject: Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117379
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1306/13_6_2007_1286_1297.pdf
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