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|Title: ||High Prevalence of non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy among undisclosed HIV-infected children in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Nichols, Justin S.|
Kyriakides, Tassos C.
Seaneke, Obedia A.
Catlin, Ann C.
|Issue Date: ||2019|
|Publisher: ||HHS Public Access|
|Abstract: ||Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains one of the greatest obstacles in pediatric HIV care. We sought to determine the prevalence of adherence to ART among undisclosed HIV-infected children and adolescents in Ghana. We analyzed baseline data from HIV-infected children and adolescents aged 7 to 18 years old enrolled in the SANKOFA Pediatric HIV disclosure intervention study in Ghana. Antiretroviral medication adherence was measured using caregiver 3-day recall; child 3-day recall; and pharmacy records for antiretroviral time-to-refill. Four hundred and twenty child-caregiver dyads were enrolled from January 2013 to June 2016. The median adherence (interquartile range), as measured by time-to-refill, was 93.2% (68.0% – 100.0%). However, only 47.5% of children had ≥95% adherence (“good adherence”) using time-to-refill data.|
|Description: ||This article is published in HHS Public Access and also available at doi:10.1080/09540121.2018.1524113.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Agric and Natural Resources|
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