Anemia and Its Associated Risk Factors at the Time of Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Public Health Facilities of Arba Minch Town , Southern Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Alamdo2015AnemiaAI,
  title={Anemia and Its Associated Risk Factors at the Time of Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Public Health Facilities of Arba Minch Town , Southern Ethiopia},
  author={Andamlak Gizaw Alamdo and Temesgen Fiseha and Amanuel Tesfay and Mesfin Kote Deber and Zemedu Mehamed Tirfe and Tizita Tilahun},
  year={2015}
}
Background: Anemia is the most common hematologic abnormality in HIV patients and is associated with disease progression and decreased survival. This study aims to describe the prevalence and predictors of anemia in HIV positive patients at the time of ART initiation at public health facilities of Arba Minch town, Southern Ethiopia. Methods: A total of 411 adults (≥15 years) HIV positive patients with complete information on hemoglobin levels and CD4 count and clinical characteristics… CONTINUE READING

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