Managing HIV-infected children in a low-resource, public clinic: a comparison of nurse vs. clinical officer practices in ART refill, calculation of adherence and subsequent appointments

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Weigel, Ralf; Feldacker, Caryl; Tweya, Hannock; Gondwe, Chimwemwe; Chiwoko, Jane; Gumulira, Joe; Kalulu, Mike; Phiri, Sam;
  • Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd
  • Journal: Journal of the International AIDS Society,volume 15,issue 2 (eissn: 1758-2652)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3494175, doi: 10.7448/ias.15.2.17432
  • Subject: task shifting | medication safety | Research Article | antiretroviral therapy | adherence | wc_503 | wc_503_2 | Malawi | HIV | nurse | 26bc6fb8 | wx_162 | sub-Saharan Africa | ws_200 | child

Background: In Malawi, as in other sub-Saharan African countries, nurses manage patients of all ages on antiretroviral treatment (ART). Nurse management of children is rarely studied.We compare ART prescribing between nurses and clinical officers during routine clinic v... View more
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