Adherence to anti-retroviral therapy and hiv/ aids at joint clinic research centre, mengo kisenyi, kampala uganda:

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study set out to investigate on adherence to ARVS among HIV/AIDS patients in joint Clinic research Mengo Kisenyi, Kampala. The study employed descriptive research design and it basically used primary data collected from patients, medical staff and administrative staff. The objectives of this study were; to determine the profile of respondents, to find out various causes of non adherence to ARVS in Uganda, to identify ways of maintaining patient adherence to ARVS regimen, and to find out the effects of non - adherence to the patients. The study found out that most of the respondents were male (77.9%), female were (22.i%) and the majority were 35years and above and these were basically married people. It also was found out that non adherence to ARV5 was at moderate level. The main attributes of this level are imbedded hardness to access ARVs (mean=3.89), effects that influence people’s health (mean=3.43), stigma resulting from ARV5 (mean = 3.87). About the end points over non adherence to the patients were rated high with an overall mean of 3.28. Results show that there is a significant relation between non adherence to ARVs and resulting end points to patients at ]CRC Mengo, Kampala. Based on findings, the researcher recommended that the government should invest heavily in sensitizing HIV/AIDs patients to adhere to ARVs. Patients should always look for social support net work in order to be assisted in acquiring and taking the ARVS appropriately
A Thesis report Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in guidance and counseling
anti-retroviral therapy, hiv/ aids at joint clinic research centre