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Distance to clinic is a barrier to PrEP uptake and visit attendance in a community in rural Uganda

Mayer CM et al. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2019, 22:e25276
Jun 2019
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Summary

Geographic and transportation barriers are associated with poorer HIV-related health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, but data on the impact of these barriers on prevention interventions is limited. This research estimated the association between distance to clinics and other transportation-related barriers on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and initial clinic visit attendance in a rural community in southwestern Uganda enrolled in the ongoing SEARCH study (NCT01864603).