Factors Influencing Antiretroviral Therapy (A.R.T) Defaulting Among People Living With Hiv/Aids (Plwhiv/Aids) At The Volta Regional Hospital, Ho

ABSTRACT Background: The introduction of antiretroviral therapy by the global scientific community has been a breakthrough in the fight against Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In Ghana, about 195 facilities were said to be rendering Anti-retroviral therapy as at 2015 ending with 119,600 people being put on Antiretroviral medicines. However, defaulting of antiretroviral therapy by patients on medication, remains a threat to this otherwise successful health intervention. Objective: This study aimed at assessing the factors that influence Anti-retroviral therapy defaulting by People Living with Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome at the Volta Regional Hospital. Methods: The study applied a cross sectional design using a structured questionnaire (quantitative method) to collect data from 190 simple random sampled participants attending the antiretroviral therapy centre for analysis. Descriptive analysis was run to obtain proportions and frequencies for all categorical variables observed in this study. The outcome variable (Anti-retroviral therapy defaulting) was categorized into a binary variable (yes or no). Chi-square and multiple logistic regression analysis were used to establish relationship between Anti-retroviral therapy defaulting and the independent variables. Multiple logistic regression analysis was run to adjust for confounders significance level was set at p

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Africa, P. & DERY, K (2021). Factors Influencing Antiretroviral Therapy (A.R.T) Defaulting Among People Living With Hiv/Aids (Plwhiv/Aids) At The Volta Regional Hospital, Ho. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-antiretroviral-therapy-a-r-t-defaulting-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-plwhiv-aids-at-the-volta-regional-hospital-ho

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Africa, PSN, and KOKU-ANU DERY "Factors Influencing Antiretroviral Therapy (A.R.T) Defaulting Among People Living With Hiv/Aids (Plwhiv/Aids) At The Volta Regional Hospital, Ho" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-antiretroviral-therapy-a-r-t-defaulting-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-plwhiv-aids-at-the-volta-regional-hospital-ho. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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Africa, PSN, and KOKU-ANU DERY . "Factors Influencing Antiretroviral Therapy (A.R.T) Defaulting Among People Living With Hiv/Aids (Plwhiv/Aids) At The Volta Regional Hospital, Ho". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-antiretroviral-therapy-a-r-t-defaulting-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-plwhiv-aids-at-the-volta-regional-hospital-ho >.

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Africa, PSN and DERY, KOKU-ANU . "Factors Influencing Antiretroviral Therapy (A.R.T) Defaulting Among People Living With Hiv/Aids (Plwhiv/Aids) At The Volta Regional Hospital, Ho" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-antiretroviral-therapy-a-r-t-defaulting-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-plwhiv-aids-at-the-volta-regional-hospital-ho