What is it about?
Accessibility to HIV care is critical. We have shown for the first time that decentralized and Integrating HIV care into non-specialized primary care clinics is feasible and comparable to hospital based care in low-income setting.
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Why is it important?
We looked at the HIV patients who are survived or retained in community based decentralized program on average of about 3 years follow up period. And we found that our retention rate is similar to the rate that was achieved from the care at the specialized hospital level.
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This page is a summary of: Integration of HIV services with primary care in Yangon, Myanmar: a retrospective cohort analysis, HIV Medicine, July 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/hiv.12886.
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