The Influence of HIV-Status Disclosure on Adherence, Immunological and Virological Outcomes among HIV-Infected Patients Started on Antiretroviral Therapy in Dar-es- Salaam, Tanzania

@inproceedings{Buma2015TheIO,
  title={The Influence of HIV-Status Disclosure on Adherence, Immunological and Virological Outcomes among HIV-Infected Patients Started on Antiretroviral Therapy in Dar-es- Salaam, Tanzania},
  author={Deus Charles Buma and Muhamad Bakari and Waleed Fawzi and Ferdinand M. Mugusi},
  year={2015}
}
Background: Disclosure of HIV status pose a great challenge in many societies due to associated stigma. We prospectively investigated whether or not HIV-status disclosure before commencement of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has influence on adherence, immunological response and viral load suppression (VLS) in HIV-infected patients. Methods: Using systematic sampling, 520 HIV-infected patients were selected prior to initiation of ART from 4 HIV care and treatment clinics (CTC) in Dar-es-Salaam… CONTINUE READING

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