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Article Number: EC2/2015/060

Authors: Jane Sinyei

Topic: Public Health


Abstract :

In this study which looks at the impact on access to HIV care by UN Plus Kenya, the researcher interviewed 41 staff members living with HIV.  The interviews took place in one of the UN Plus meetings.  For those who were unavailable at the meeting/non UN Plus members, the researcher sought for appointments with individual members while keeping confidentially during the process.  The literature review revealed a similarity in the outcome of viral load suppression.  The data revealed some few staff members who were not doing as well as the others and who may have to be followed up for further care.

Adequate time is required to give more attention and better analysis of all the results from this study.


    COMMENT - 1

  • NDWIGA TARATISIO (Viewer) 16th Nov 2015 - 3:14 PM
    How did you select the study subject?

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  • LINDIWE GCINAPHI MHLANGA (Viewer) 20th Nov 2015 - 8:26 PM
    Hello Jane and thank you for the study, kindly address the following questions.
    1. How is the topic relevant to the to the findings of the study?
    2. I think the word impact cannot be addressed by interviews only other factors play a role, maybe if you change the topic.
    3. For proof of viral load suppression you need laboratory investigations, was this carried out.

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  • AKINYEMI PATRICK AYODEJI (Viewer) 22nd Nov 2015 - 6:15 PM
    Thank you for the work, though I find it quite challenging to follow your write up along the line. I have the following questions:
    - out of the 41 respondents, how many of them were under the said UN plus programme and how many were not?
    - How did you arrive at the sample size of 41?
    - I find it difficult to follow your methodology as you introduced a lot of theoretical write up about research methodology in this section
    - knowing fully well that improved CD4 count and viral load suppression are not only a function of anti-retroviral therapy, what did you do to address the issue of confounder like nutritional status, socioeconomic status, other opportunistic infections, drug resistance and other factors which may contribute directly or indirectly to CD4 and viral loads of your respondents
    - I think tabulating the result of your viral load and CD4 count would have been better appreciated and make it easier to follow you.
    - lastly what is your study design?
    Once again, thank you

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  • ABIODUN SAHEED SUBAIR (Viewer) 23rd Nov 2015 - 6:34 PM
    I am a bit confused by your methodology. What type of research method and design did you use for this research. How valid is the CD4 counts result since you did not do any laboratory investigation in this research. I think a copy of the survey instrument should be provided. What are the other limitations of your research and its recommendation.

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  • NASIRU HASSAN ALHASSAN (Viewer) 25th Nov 2015 - 3:57 PM
    Declining trends in risk behaviors and HIV/ STIs among Clients of FSWs in India: findings from large scale bio-behavioral surveys from three high prevalent Southern states. In this article i want to know more about the benefit of the study in protecting transmission of the HIV/AIDS also the article has no limitation of study