Frequent Use of Khat, an Amphetamine-Like Substance, as a Risk Factor for Poor Adherence and Lost to Follow-Up Among Patients New to HIV Care in Ethiopia.


Khat, a plant native to East Africa, has amphetamine-like psychoactive constituents, and is a potential risk factor for HIV infection. Chronic use can cause cognitive impairment and other mental disorders, raising concerns about effects on retention and adherence with HIV care. During 2013-2014, 322 Ethiopian patients newly enrolled at HIV clinics in Dire… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/AID.2016.0274


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