HIV: Current Research

HIV: Current Research
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ISSN: 2572-0805

Rhoda Winnie M

  • Research Article
    Predictors of Loss to Follow up among HIV Infected Patients Initiated on Second Line ART in Southwestern Uganda
    Author(s): Edwin Nuwagira, Rhoda Winnie M, Amir A and Muzoora CEdwin Nuwagira, Rhoda Winnie M, Amir A and Muzoora C

    Background: There is an increasing need for second-line therapy in resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan African countries. We sought to describe the one-year incidence of loss to follow up and mortality among patients taking second line ART at an experienced ART program in southwestern Uganda. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital mHIV clinic among adults who started second line ART between 2002 and 2017. We assessed social-demographic, clinical and laboratory variables routinely collected at the initiation of msecond line ART. Variables that had a p<0.05 in unadjusted bivariate analyses were included into a multivariate binomial regression model using a step wise backward selection procedure to describe the factors that independently predicted loss to follow up and mortality at p<.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2572-0805.1000129

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