"Know your CD4 campaign": 6-year outcomes from a quality improvement initiative to promote earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania

@inproceedings{Memiah2014KnowYC,
  title={"Know your CD4 campaign": 6-year outcomes from a quality improvement initiative to promote earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania},
  author={Peter Memiah and Constance Shumba and Yvonne B Henley and Sekela Mwakyusa and Abuu Maghimbi and Patience Komba and Anthony Mlila and Venosa Haule and Tuhuma Tulli and Stafford Kristen and Martine Etienne-Mesubi and Carla Elizabeth Alexander},
  year={2014}
}
Background: Late initiation of treatment for illness secondary to the human immunodefi ciency virus (HIV) remains a major challenge in developing countries. Despite the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation that treatment be initiated early in disease management, health providers conducting quality improvement monitoring in one region of Tanzania noted that common management practice relies upon clinical signs of advanced disease alone for initiation of combination antiretroviral… CONTINUE READING

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