Abigael Lukhwaro

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BACKGROUND Seventy percent of urban populations in sub-Saharan Africa live in slums. Sustaining HIV patients in these high-risk and highly mobile settings is a major future challenge. This study seeks to assess program retention and to find determinants for low adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and drop-out from an established HIV/ART program in(More)
Many people newly diagnosed with HIV are lost to follow-up before timely initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). A randomised controlled trial (RCT), WelTel Kenya1, demonstrated the effectiveness of the WelTel text messaging intervention to improve clinical outcomes among patients initiating ART. In preparation for WelTel Retain, an RCT that will(More)
Although there is a large body of literature related to the experiences of motherhood and aspects of the change that it brings about, how the experience of motherhood affects the healthcare of women with chronic illness is less documented. This study explores how motherhood in newly delivered HIV-infected mothers in Kenya interrupted their antiretroviral(More)
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