Prashant Kotwani

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BACKGROUND Hypertension is one of the largest causes of preventable morbidity and mortality worldwide. There are few population-based studies on hypertension epidemiology to guide public health strategies in sub-Saharan Africa. Using a community-based strategy that integrated screening for HIV and non-communicable diseases, we determined the prevalence,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency and predictors of hypertension linkage to care after implementation of a linkage intervention in rural Uganda. METHODS During a multidisease screening campaign for HIV, diabetes and hypertension in rural Uganda, hypertensive adults received education, appointment to a local health facility and travel voucher. We(More)
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral therapy scale-up in Sub-Saharan Africa has created a growing, aging HIV-positive population at risk for non-communicable diseases such as hypertension. However, the prevalence and risk factors for hypertension in this population remain incompletely understood. METHODS We measured blood pressure and collected demographic data on(More)
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