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Jinja children with HIV/AIDS not adhering to treatment

August 31, 2020 | By Busoga Health

A new study shows that children under 5 years in Jinja had a high level of ART non-adherence.

Seeking to determine the level of ART non-adherence among these children and the associated factors, the study, the study followed reports of children under 5 years in Jinja manifesting low HIV suppression rates. Yet adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is required to achieve HIV viral load suppression. Researchers are now calling for engagement of schools to support adherence among children living with HIV. They further argue that household food insecurity addressed and call for the quality of paediatric ART services improved to reduce the barriers to optimal adherence.

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