Clinical Journal of HIV & AIDS

 ISSN: 2689-8845

Clinical Journal of HIV & AIDS

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Research Article Pages 70-75

Retention in Care, Loss to Follow-up and Associated Patient Characteristics: A Retrospective Cohort Study among Adults Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy from Urban Health Facilities in Ghana

Authors: Raphael Kweku Obeng, Berko Panyin Anto, Joseph Attakorah, Ebenezer Frimpong and Richard Morgan

Abstract: Assessing treatment outcomes among persons receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is important for clinical and public health decisions. Although Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Suntreso Government Hospital have offered ART to several patients for more than a decade

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Research Article Pages 62-69

Predictors of Loss to Follow-up in Patients on Antiretroviral Treatment in Centre Hospitalier Essos, Cameroon

Authors: Agbornkwai Nyenty Agbor, Bita Andre Izacar Gael, Ajong Brian, Ateh Stanislas, MabounaAmatangana Stephane, Ismaila Esa, Awa Cynthia, Xavier Tchetnya and Nwokedi Austin Ndulue

Abstract: HIV remains one of the major public health issues in Cameroon. Progress has been made in attaining the 90- 90-90 according to the UNAIDS target, the Loss to follow-up (LTFU) remains a significant challenge to attain the second and third 90. There is a gap of information concerning assessing predictors and determinants of LTFU in the Cameroonian setting taking into consideration psychosocial, economic, cultural, financial, and treatment-related factors.

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Original Article Pages 57-62

Providing Care to the LGBT Community: Cultural Competency and Best Practices

Authors: Eric A Fenkl, PhD, RN, CNE, Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Sandra Gracia Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN and Cory L Salcedo, RN, BSN

Abstract: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) refers to a diverse community from a gender, sexual, and cultural perspective. While these identities tend to be grouped under the broad heading of LGBT, the diversity and differences among and between these groups couldn't be more obvious or evident. This brief review of the literature provides important information that will help nurses and other health care providers offer more culturally competent care to this population despite gender or sexual identity.

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Case Report Pages 55-56

Covid-19 Infection in an HIV-Positive Patient

Authors: Hulya Caskurlu

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic affects all age groups but follows a more mortal trajectory in patients with preexisting conditions such as immune deficiency, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems. Hence, HIV-positive patients with immune deficiency are at risk therefore, it is especially important for these patients to have continuous access to treatment during the pandemic.

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Case Report Pages 51-54

Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Attack Risk in 21 Century: An Overview

Authors: Raghda Alsayed, Sara J. kadhim, Wedad H. Al-Dahhan, Mohammed H. Al-Mashhadani, Rasha Raheem and Emad Yousif

Abstract: Consistently human has assaulted by animals that don't see by eyes pulverizing immense quantities of mankind and making organization and scientists prepared and attempting to stand up to it and find something to shield from it. The development of SARS-CoV-2, since the extreme intense respiratory disorder coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2002 and Middle East respiratory disorder coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in 2012, denoted the third presentation of an exceptionally pathogenic and enormous scope plague coronavirus into the human populace in the twenty-first century.

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Review Article Pages 46-50

Improving Adherence: A Systematic Review of Text Messaging in HIV Treatment

Authors: Whitney B. Sparks and Alice L. March

Abstract: The obstacles that stand in the way of the Healthy People 2020 objective HIV-22, to increase viral suppression among HIV positive people, could be overcome by utilization of text messaging to encourage treatment adherence.

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