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Research Article

Missed Opportunities for HIV Testing and Late-Stage Diagnosis among HIV-Infected Patients in Uganda

  • Rhoda K. Wanyenze mail,

    rwanyenze@hotmail.com

    Affiliation: Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Moses R. Kamya,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Makerere University School of Medicine, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Robin Fatch,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Harriet Mayanja-Kizza,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Makerere University School of Medicine, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Steven Baveewo,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Makerere University School of Medicine, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Sharif Sawires,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • David R. Bangsberg,

    Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Thomas Coates,

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Judith A. Hahn

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021794

About the Authors

Rhoda K. Wanyenze
Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
Moses R. Kamya, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Steven Baveewo
Department of Medicine, Makerere University School of Medicine, Kampala, Uganda
Robin Fatch, Judith A. Hahn
Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Sharif Sawires, Thomas Coates
Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
David R. Bangsberg
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rwanyenze@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RKW MRK RF HMK SB SS DRB TC JAH. Performed the experiments: RKW MRK RF HMK SB SS DRB TC JAH. Analyzed the data: RKW RF JAH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RKW MRK RF HMK SB SS DRB TC JAH. Wrote the paper: RKW MRK RF HMK SB SS DRB TC JAH. Read and approved the final manuscript: RKW MRK RF HMK SB SS DRB TC JAH.