Tenofovir stock shortages have limited impact on clinic-and patient-level HIV treatment outcomes in public sector clinics in South Africa

By  Alana Brennan  Jacob Bor  Mary-Ann Davies, Francesca Conradie  Dr Mhairi Maskew  Lawrence Long  Professor Ian Sanne  Matthew Fox  |  | 

While South Africa has made great strides to extend access to ART and increase the quality of the health services provided, patient care can be affected when stock shortages/outs occur. While our results show little effect on treatment outcomes, this most likely reflects the clinics’ ability to mitigate the crisis by continuing to keep patient care and treatment as consistent as possible.

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Tropical Medicine and International Health
#22
2017
241
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27862762