Journal of
AIDS and HIV Research

  • Abbreviation: J. AIDS HIV Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2359
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAHR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 297

Full Length Research Paper

Factors affecting adherence to antiretroviral treatment among patients living with HIV/AIDS, in Bale zone, south eastern Ethiopia

Muktar Beshir
  • Muktar Beshir
  • Department of Health sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Madda Walabu University, Robe, Ethiopia.
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Adamu Tesfaye
  • Adamu Tesfaye
  • Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Madda Walabu University, Robe, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 17 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 22 December 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2017


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