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Antiretroviral Therapy among HIV-1 Infected Female Sex Workers in Benin: A Comparative Study with Patients from the General Population

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Author(s): Souleymane Diabaté | Djimon Marcel Zannou | Nassirou Geraldo | Annie Chamberland | Jocelyn Akakpo | Carin Ahouada | Marguerite Massinga Loembé | Sévérin Anagonou | Annie Claude Labbé | Michel Alary | Cecile Tremblay

Journal: World Journal of AIDS
ISSN 2160-8814

Volume: 01;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 94;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: ART | FSW | Adherence

ABSTRACT
Objective: The aim of this study conducted in Benin was to compare HIV-1 infected female sex workers (FSW) and patients from the general population (GP) to see whether there was a difference in adherence level, mortality rate and immuno-virologic response to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Methods: Fifty-tree FSW and 318 patients from the GP were recruited and followed for at least one year. We compared both cohorts according to poor-adherence (taking
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