Housing, psychosocial and adherence counseling among HIV+ persons in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Tenkorang, E.Y.
dc.contributor.author Owusu, A.Y.
dc.contributor.author Laar, A.K.
dc.contributor.author Yeboah, E.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-30T13:13:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-30T13:13:50Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04
dc.identifier.other doi: 10.1093/heapro/dax072
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/30411
dc.description.abstract As part of providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services, the Ghana National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and Ministry of Health recommend that Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) receive psychosocial support and follow-up visits that ensure medical and drug adherence assistance. The successful implementation of these support services requires patients to have stable and quality housing, yet studies that examine associations between housing, psychosocial support, and adherence counseling among PLWHAs in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa are limited. Data were collected from 605 PLWHAs attending check-up and receiving Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) from both Atua Government Hospital and St. Martin's de Porres Hospital, located in the Manya Krobo district. Results show significant relationships between housing and access to psychosocial counseling and support. Specifically, respondents with stable homes and quality housing were significantly more likely to receive psychosocial counseling and support, compared to those without stable and quality housing. It is important for policy makers to consider housing as an important element of psychosocial counseling and care. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health Promotion International en_US
dc.subject HIV en_US
dc.subject Adherence counseling en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject Lower Manya Krobo en_US
dc.subject Psychosocial support en_US
dc.title Housing, psychosocial and adherence counseling among HIV+ persons in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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