When \"Access to Antiretroviral Treatment For All\" Is Not Enough
Author: ADRIANA CAMPA, DUSHYANTHA T. JAYAWEERA, CARLIN RAFIE, SABRINA SALES, J. BRYAN PAGE, and MARIANNA K. BAUM
Published in PAM, Vol. 12 No. 3
A prospective 6-month study to compare participant compliance with research visits using active case management, incentives, and close follow-up, versus their compliance with routine healthcare visits to monitor ART and viral load during the same time period. Attendance at research visits and routine healthcare visits was recorded, and CD4 cell count and viral load were measured at baseline and 6-months. Active case management included monthly scheduled visits to assess compliance with nutritional supplementation study protocol, follow-up of participants missing visits, and incentives for attendance at all visits. Descriptive statistics and Student’s t-test for proportions was used in the analyses.