High completion of isoniazid preventive therapy among HIV-infected children and adults in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Marcel Yotebieng, Andrew Edmonds, Patricia Lelo, Landry Kipula Wenzi, Papy Tshishikani Ndjibu, Jean Lusiama, Jean Pierre Kabuayi, Frieda Behets

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Abstract

We assessed isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) completion and predictors among HIV-infected children and adults in two HIV clinics in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Between 1 September 2012 and 15 June 2013, 546 children (1-15 years) and 1532 adults (>15 years) were initiated on IPT; 86.6% (408/470) of the children and 88.2% (1129/1280) of the adults with an IPT outcome completed their therapy. Patients on antiretroviral therapy at IPT initiation were more likely to complete IPT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2055-2057
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS
Volume29
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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Yotebieng, M., Edmonds, A., Lelo, P., Wenzi, L. K., Ndjibu, P. T., Lusiama, J., Kabuayi, J. P., & Behets, F. (2015). High completion of isoniazid preventive therapy among HIV-infected children and adults in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. AIDS, 29(15), 2055-2057. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000000791