Early tracking after a missed return visit reduces the proportion of untraceable patients at a large HIV clinic in Kampala, Uganda

A. Nakiwogga-Muwanga, J. Musaazi, E. Katabira, S. Alamo-Talisuna, R. Colebunders

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    Abstract

    To determine the optimal time to track patients, we evaluated the outcomes of patients traced after missing their return visits at 3 periods, 8, 30, or 90 days, at the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Kampala, Uganda. During the study period from January to December 2011, the proportion of untraceable patients was 2 (4%) after 8 days, 12 (10%) after 30 days, and 13 (15%) after 90 days. More than 75% of the patients who died had a CD4 count of
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
    Volume15
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)338-344
    Number of pages7
    ISSN2325-9574
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Viral diseases
    • HIV
    • AIDS
    • HAART
    • Antiretrovirals
    • Follow-up
    • Compliance
    • Patient care management
    • Timing
    • CD4-positive-T-lymphocytes
    • Uganda
    • Africa-East

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