Why do people living with HIV not initiate treatment? A systematic review of qualitative evidence from low and middle income countries

By  Shahira Ahmed  Jessica Autrey, Ingrid T Katz  Matthew Fox  Sydney Rosen  Dr Dorina Onoya  Till Barnighausen, Kenneth H Mayer  Jacob Bor  |  | 

Many people living with HIV (PLWH) who are eligible for ART do not initiate treatment, leading to excess morbidity, mortality and viral transmission. As countries move to treat all PLWH at diagnosis, it is critical to understand the reasons for non-initiation. This systematic review found reasons for not starting ART included consistent themes across studies.

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