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East Mediterr Health J. 2007 Nov-Dec;13(6):1286-97.

[Evaluation of compliance with antiretroviral treatment in a cohort of 200 patients in Djibouti, 2005].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Ministère de la Santé, Djibouti.


We determined the rate of compliance with antiretroviral therapy and investigated the factors that influence it among 86 HIV patients. Compliance ratio (number of tablets taken/number prescribed) was assessed by tablet count. The mean ratio of compliance was 92%. By tablet count, 77% of the patients were compliant (compliance ratio > or =90%). Non-compliance was significantly associated with side-effects, degree of confidentiality of the care centre and travelling. Compliance correlated significantly with viral load. In multivariate analysis, community support and level of education protected against non-compliance. Patients having already missed a dose and those dissatisfied with confidentiality had a 4 times greater risk of non-compliance.

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