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HIV/AIDS Patients' Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

@article{Bello2011HIVAIDSPA,
  title={HIV/AIDS Patients' Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria},
  author={Shakirat Iyabo Bello},
  journal={The Journal of medical research},
  year={2011},
  volume={11}
}
  • S. I. Bello
  • Published 20 May 2011
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of medical research
Nigeria currently accounts for about 10 percent of the global HIV burden, therefore tackling this devastating pandemic is very imperative. This study was conducted to assess the level of patients’ adherence to antiretroviral therapy and identify the factors responsible for non adherence in a major HIV/AIDS specialist hospital, Sobi, Ilorin, Nigeria. Adherence among 213 HIV infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy was assessed using self-reporting and pill counting methods for… 

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