Factors associated with late presentation for HIV/AIDS care in Harare City, Zimbabwe, 2015

@inproceedings{Nyika2016FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with late presentation for HIV/AIDS care in Harare City, Zimbabwe, 2015},
  author={Howard Nyika and Owen M. Mugurungi and Gerald N Shambira and Notion Tafara Gombe and Donewell Bangure and More Mungati and Mufuta Tshimanga},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Despite widespread awareness and publicity concerning Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) care and advances in treatment, many patients still present late in their HIV disease. Preliminary review of the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) registers at Wilkins and Beatrice Road Hospitals, both located in Harare, indicated that 67 and 71 % of patients enrolled into HIV/AIDS care presented late with baseline CD4 of <200 cells/uL and/or WHO stage 3 and 4 respectively. We therefore sought to… CONTINUE READING
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