Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and virologic suppression among HIV-infected persons receiving care in private clinics in Mumbai, India

Post Date: 
2007-05-01
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Summary: 

Background: Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and correlates of adherence and virologic suppression among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons receiving ART in private, outpatient clinics in India is unknown.


 


Methods: Between December 2004 and April 2005, persons receiving ART at 3 private clinics in Mumbai, India, were interviewed regarding HIV care and adherence to ART. Physicians also completed a survey for each participant. Quantitative HIV-1 RNA level was determined for 200 participants.

Citation: 
Shah B, Walshe L, Saple DG, Mehta SJ, Ramnani JP, Kharkar RD, Bollinger RC, Gupta A. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and virologic suppression among HIV-infected persons receiving care in private clinics in Mumbai, India. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 May 1; 44:1235-1244. doi: 10.1086/513429.
Collaborators: 


  • Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Human Healthcare and Research Foundation, Mumbai, India