Barriers to Initiation of Pediatric HIV Treatment in Uganda: A Mixed-Method Study

@inproceedings{Boender2012BarriersTI,
  title={Barriers to Initiation of Pediatric HIV Treatment in Uganda: A Mixed-Method Study},
  author={Tamara Sonia Boender and Kim C. E. Sigaloff and Joshua Kayiwa and Victor Musiime and Job C. J. Calis and Raph L. Hamers and Lillian Katumba Nakatudde and Elizabeth Khauda and Andrew Mukuye and James Ditai and Sibyl P. M. Geelen and Peter Mugyenyi and Tobias F. Rinke de Wit and Cissy M. Kityo},
  booktitle={AIDS research and treatment},
  year={2012}
}
Although the advantages of early infant HIV diagnosis and treatment initiation are well established, children often present late to HIV programs in resource-limited settings. We aimed to assess factors related to the timing of treatment initiation among HIV-infected children attending three clinical sites in Uganda. Clinical and demographic determinants associated with early disease (WHO clinical stages 1-2) or late disease (stages 3-4) stage at presentation were assessed using multilevel… CONTINUE READING

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