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Risk Factors for Patient with HIV Manifesting

Purpose:

To identify a patient with newly diagnosed HIV who is unlikely to show up at an HIV clinic to keep an appointment ("no show").

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

compliance/adherence, quality of life, psychological response

ICD-10:

B20

Description:

Not everyone diagnosed with HIV comes in for treatment after being referred to an HIV clinic, and these "no show" patients are an important reservoir of untreated people in the community. Mugavero et al identified risk factors associated with this type of behavior. The authors are from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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