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Determinants of Treatment Adherence Among Smear-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Southern Ethiopia
(Public Library of Science, 2007-02-13)
Background: Defaulting from treatment remains a challenge for most tuberculosis control programmes. It may increase the risk of drug resistance, relapse, death, and prolonged infectiousness. The aim of this study was ...
Traditional values of virginity and sexual behaviour in rural Ethiopian youth: results from a cross-sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2008-01-09)
Background: Delaying sexual initiation has been promoted as one of the methods of decreasing risks of HIV among young people. In traditional countries, such as Ethiopia, retaining virginity until marriage is the norm. ...
Cost and cost-effectiveness of treating smear-positive tuberculosis by health extension workers in Ethiopia: an ancillary cost-effectiveness analysis of community randomized trial
(Public Library of Science, 2010-02-17)
Background: Evidence for policy- and decision-making related to the cost of delivering tuberculosis (TB) control is lacking in Ethiopia. We aimed to determine the cost and cost-effectiveness of involving health extension ...
Patients present earlier and survival has improved, but pre-ART attrition is high in a six-year HIV cohort data from Ethiopia
(Public Library of Science, 2010-10-11)
Background Previous studies showed higher early mortality rates among patients treated with antiretroviral drugs in settings with limited resources. One of the reasons was late presentation of patients to care. With ...
DOTS improves treatment outcomes and service coverage for tuberculosis in South Ethiopia: a retrospective trend analysis
(BioMed Central, 2005-06-06)
Background: DOTS as a strategy was introduced to the tuberculosis control programme in Southern region of Ethiopia in 1996. The impact of the programme on treatment outcomes and the trend in the service coverage for ...