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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. ammarmed@yahoo.com


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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