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Prevalence of non-communicable diseases among HIV positive patients on antiretroviral therapy at joint clinical research centre, Lubowa, Uganda

all their support. Author Contributions Data curation: Sheila Kansiime. Formal analysis: Sheila Kansiime. Funding acquisition: Sheila Kansiime. Conceptualization: Sheila Kansiime, Doris Mwesigire ... , Henry Mugerwa. Investigation: Sheila Kansiime, Doris Mwesigire, Henry Mugerwa. Methodology: Sheila Kansiime, Doris Mwesigire, Henry Mugerwa. Project administration: Sheila Kansiime. Resources: Sheila

Relationship between CD4 count and quality of life over time among HIV patients in Uganda: a cohort study

Background Immunological markers (CD4 count) are used in developing countries to decide on initiation of antiretroviral therapy and monitor HIV/AIDS disease progression. HIV is an incurable chronic illness, making quality of life paramount. The direct relationship between quality of life and CD4 count is unclear. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between...

Quality of life in patients treated with first-line antiretroviral therapy containing nevirapine or efavirenz in Uganda: a prospective non-randomized study

Background The goal of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is to suppress viral replication, reduce morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life (QoL). For resource-limited settings, the World Health Organization recommends a first-line regimen of two-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors and one non-nucleoside transcriptase inhibitor (nevirapine (NVP) or efavirenz (EFV...

Response to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Patients Attending a Public, Urban Clinic in Kampala, Uganda

Background. Access to antiretroviral therapy and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care is increasing in resource-limited settings. We evaluated clinical, behavioral, and demographic risk factors associated with virologic suppression in a public, urban clinic in Kampala, Uganda. Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional, observational study of 137 HIV-infected patients who were...