Factors Associated With Care Continuum of HIV/Aids Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy at The International Health Care Center(IHCC), GHANA

ABSTRACT

Background: The advancement through the HIV Care Cascade, from HIV testing to permanent retention in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Care and treatment programs, is vital to the success of HIV treatment and prevention efforts. However, persons are lost to follow up at each stage of the Continuum and little is known about the factors contributing to attrition at these stages in Ghana. This study determined factors associated with the Care Continuum of HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral therapy between 2011 and 2015 at the International Health Care Center (IHCC). Method: This was a cross-sectional study. 152 participants were conveniently sampled and data extracted from their medical records and supplementary closed-ended interviews were performed. Data were analyzed using STATA and frequencies, proportions, percentages, chi square and regression analyses were performed. Results: Among persons living with HIV/AIDS who visit the IHCC, 79% were tested positive and linked to care. Retention among study participants receiving care at the IHCC was 53% of which 42% had improvement in their CD4 count over the period of the study. The chi-square test revealed that marital status and drug line (drug related factor) were significantly associated with retention. Age and drug line were also significantly associated with CD4 count improvement. Regression analysis showed that the age group 35-44 years participants are most likely to achieve improvement in CD4 count (AOR=34.97, 95% CI 2.22-550.81; p

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APA

KORLEY, A (2021). Factors Associated With Care Continuum of HIV/Aids Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy at The International Health Care Center(IHCC), GHANA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-care-continuum-of-hiv-aids-patients-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-at-the-international-health-care-center-ihcc-ghana

MLA 8th

KORLEY, ALBERT "Factors Associated With Care Continuum of HIV/Aids Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy at The International Health Care Center(IHCC), GHANA" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-care-continuum-of-hiv-aids-patients-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-at-the-international-health-care-center-ihcc-ghana. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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KORLEY, ALBERT . "Factors Associated With Care Continuum of HIV/Aids Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy at The International Health Care Center(IHCC), GHANA". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021. Web. 27 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-care-continuum-of-hiv-aids-patients-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-at-the-international-health-care-center-ihcc-ghana >.

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KORLEY, ALBERT . "Factors Associated With Care Continuum of HIV/Aids Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy at The International Health Care Center(IHCC), GHANA" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 27, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-care-continuum-of-hiv-aids-patients-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-at-the-international-health-care-center-ihcc-ghana