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Antiretroviral Therapy in Public and Private Routine Health Care Clinics in Cameroon: Lessons from the Douala Antiretroviral (DARVIR) Initiative

Christian Laurent, Henriette Meilo, Jean-Baptiste Guiard-Schmid, Yacouba Mapouré, Jeanne-Marie Noël, Madeleine M'Bangué, Ashu Joko, Willy Rozenbaum, Fritz Ntoné Ntoné and Eric Delaporte

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 1, pages 108-111
Published in print July 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/430712
Antiretroviral Therapy in Public and Private Routine Health Care Clinics in Cameroon: Lessons from the Douala Antiretroviral (DARVIR) Initiative

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A review of the hospital charts for 788 patients treated in 19 public and private clinics in Cameroon showed that clinical follow-up visits, biologic follow-up visits, and drug supply were irregular and that many patients interrupted treatment. Virological and immunologic effectiveness of therapy was as expected in patients for whom results were available.

Journal Article.  2125 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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