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Patients experiences on the adverse effects associated with antiretroviral treatment in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

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posted on 2019-09-13, 22:49 authored by Portia SimelanePortia Simelane, Professor Achiampong Yaw Amoateng

This study made use of primary data. This qualitative study draws on 20 individuals, in-depth, face-to-face interviews (individual) with both males and females patients between the ages 15-49 years enrolled at Piet Retief Wellness Centre for antiretroviral treatment (ART) between the period 2010 and 2017 were used to obtain information from patients who have defaulted treatment and those who have not defaulted treatment.


SAMRC Researcher Development Grant

National Research Foundation

Northwest University Research and Population Unit


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Lead author country

  • South Africa

Lead author job role

  • PhD Student

Lead author institution

Northwest University

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

1.1 Informed Consent Written informed consent was obtained from all participants of the study. The participants signed an informed consent form as their willingness to participate in the study. All ethics committees approved the informed consent form. 1.2 Ethical Approval The following process was followed to obtain ethical approval before conducting the study: • We submitted the research protocol to the National Health Research database and obtained the provincial approval from the Mpumalanga Provincial government approval to conduct research at Piet Retief Hospital Wellness Centre, ethics number (MP_2017 RP48_681) • We submitted the research protocol and obtained approval from the Research Ethics Committee of the North-West University, ethics number ( NWU-00335-17-A9)


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