Publication
Title
Impact of baseline health and community support on antiretroviral treatment outcomes in HIV patients in South Africa
Author
Abstract
The importance of community support when scaling-up antiretroviral treatment (ART) in resource-limited settings is poorly understood. We assessed the impact of baseline health, patient characteristics and community support on ART outcomes at 6 and 12 months in a representative sample of 268 patients enrolled in the Free State public sector ART program (South Africa). Delayed ART initiation reduced ART response, whereas support from treatment buddies, community health workers and support groups significantly improved treatment outcomes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
AIDS. - London
Publication
London : 2008
ISSN
0269-9370
Volume/pages
22:18(2008), p. 2545-2548
ISI
000261772300018
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 12.11.2017
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