Implementation and Operational Research: Correlates of Adherence and Treatment Failure Among Kenyan Patients on Long-term Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy.

@article{Ochieng2015ImplementationAO,
  title={Implementation and Operational Research: Correlates of Adherence and Treatment Failure Among Kenyan Patients on Long-term Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy.},
  author={Washingtone Ochieng and Rose C. Kitawi and Timothy John Nzomo and Ruth S Mwatelah and Maureen Jebichii Kimulwo and Dorothy J. Ochieng and Joyceline Gaceri Kinyua and Nancy J Lagat and Kevin Omondi Onyango and Raphael Lwembe and Mkaya Mwamburi and Bernhards Ogutu and Florence A. Oloo and Rashid Aman},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2015},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={
          e49-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND Universal access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is still elusive in most developing nations. We asked whether peer support influenced adherence and treatment outcome and if a single viral load (VL) could define treatment failure in a resource-limited setting. METHODS A multicenter longitudinal and cross-sectional survey of VL, CD4 T cells, and adherence in 546 patients receiving HAART for up to 228 months. VL and CD4 counts were determined using m2000 Abbott… CONTINUE READING
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