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Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Predictors of Poor Adherence among Adult HIV/AIDS Patients at Dubbo St. Marry Hospital, SNNPR, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Author(s): Hailu Chare Koyra

Background: Unlike other chronic diseases, people receiving anti-retroviral treatment should have very high levels of adherence (≥ 95%) to achieve durable suppression of viral load; avoid the emergence of drug resistance and clinical failure. Therefore this study was aimed to assess level of adherence and predictors of poor adherence among adult ART patients at Dubbo St. Marry Hospital, Southern Ethiopia. Method: A facility based cross sectional study was conducted to collect data by using structured questionnaires and Moriky’s Medication adherence method. Both binary and multiple logistic analyses were performed to examine the influences of different variables on adherence and controlling for potential confounders


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