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The level and potential determinants of the adherence to the antiretroviral therapy among patients on HIV treatment in gemena referral hospital, South Ubangi, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018


Journal of Pediatrics & Neonatal Care
Charles Kombi K,1 Jerome Mastaki K,2 Antoinette Tshefu K,3 Micheline Fatuma,4 Herve Nzereka K5

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Abstract

Introduction: Suboptimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a major hinderance to achieving the 90 90 90 goals in limited resources settings. South Ubangi province in DR Congo faces countless challenges providing universal HIV care. However, the level of ART adherence and associated factors among people on HIV treatment in this province remains unknown. Using a quantitative method approach, this study aimed to know the extend of adherence and to identify the determinants of optimal and suboptimal adherence among study participants. Methods: A cross-sectional research design was used to survey patients on ART in Gemena Referral Hospital.

Keywords

antiretroviral therapy, adherence, HIV treatment, antiretroviral therapy

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