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Background: A pilot community-based antiretroviral therapy (CBART) program in western Uganda was previously shown to significantly improve quality of life outcomes among HIV patients in their first year of treatment, though certain psychosocial challenges and issues remained. What is not known...
Outcomes of antiretroviral therapy in northern Alberta: the impact of Aboriginal ethnicity and injection drug useDownload
Background: Aboriginals are overrepresented in Canada’s HIV epidemic and are more likely to be infected with HIV through injection drug use (IDU) than non-Aboriginals. However, little research has investigated the outcomes of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) among Aboriginal...
Refocusing the focus on adherence to antiretroviral therapy using a community-based participatory research approachDownload
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is critical to treatment success. Using an epidemiological and community-based participatory research approach, my thesis reports on two papers related to antiretroviral therapy success (and subsequent failure). My thesis also includes a third paper which...