Retention in HIV Care among Patients Testing Positive for HIV and Ineligible to Start Antiretroviral Therapy

@inproceedings{Agu2012RetentionIH,
  title={Retention in HIV Care among Patients Testing Positive for HIV and Ineligible to Start Antiretroviral Therapy},
  author={Kenneth Amaechi Agu and Mohammed Alfa Isah and D. A. N. Oqua and Rudolph C. King and Anthony K. Wutoh},
  year={2012}
}
Background: The failure to monitor and link patients from HIV testing to HIV care and retain them in care until they are eligible for ART is a major barrier to early ART initiation. This study evaluated the retention in pre-ART care of HIV-positive patients who are ineligible to start ART in Nigeria. Methods: Out of 1766 ART-ineligible HIV-positive patients enrolled into pre-ART care (during 1 March to 31 December 2007), 1098 patients were randomly selected for a five-year (ending 30 April 2012… CONTINUE READING

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