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Research Article

Toward an Understanding of Disengagement from HIV Treatment and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Qualitative Study

  • Norma C. Ware mail,

    norma_ware@hms.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Monique A. Wyatt,

    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Elvin H. Geng,

    Affiliation: University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Sylvia F. Kaaya,

    Affiliation: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Oche O. Agbaji,

    Affiliation: Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos University, Jos, Nigeria

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  • Winnie R. Muyindike,

    Affiliation: Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda

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  • Guerino Chalamilla,

    Affiliation: Management and Development for Health, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Patricia A. Agaba

    Affiliation: Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos University, Jos, Nigeria

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  • Published: January 08, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001369

About the Authors

Norma C. Ware, Monique A. Wyatt
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Elvin H. Geng
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sylvia F. Kaaya
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Oche O. Agbaji, Patricia A. Agaba
Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos University, Jos, Nigeria
Winnie R. Muyindike
Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda
Guerino Chalamilla
Management and Development for Health, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Corresponding Author

Email: norma_ware@hms.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NCW. Performed the experiments: NCW MAW SFK OOA WRM GC PAA. Analyzed the data: NCW MAW EHG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EHG. Enrolled patients: MAW SFK OOA WRM GC PAA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: NCW. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: NCW MAW EHG. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: NCW MAW EHG SFK OOA WRM GC PAA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: NCW MAW EHG SFK OOA WRM GC PAA.