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Research Article

High Levels of Adherence and Viral Suppression in a Nationally Representative Sample of HIV-Infected Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy for 6, 12 and 18 Months in Rwanda

  • Batya Elul mail,

    be2124@columbia.edu

    Affiliations: ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Paulin Basinga,

    Affiliations: Department of Community Health, National University of Rwanda School of Public Health, Kigali, Rwanda, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha,

    Affiliation: ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Suzue Saito,

    Affiliations: ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Deborah Horowitz,

    Affiliation: ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Denis Nash,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Jules Mugabo,

    Affiliation: Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Veronicah Mugisha,

    Affiliation: ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Etienne Rugigana,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, National University of Rwanda School of Public Health, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Richard Nkunda,

    Affiliation: National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Anita Asiimwe

    Affiliation: Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda

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  • Published: January 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053586

About the Authors

Batya Elul, Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha, Suzue Saito, Deborah Horowitz, Veronicah Mugisha
ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York, United States of America
Batya Elul, Suzue Saito, Denis Nash
Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Paulin Basinga, Etienne Rugigana
Department of Community Health, National University of Rwanda School of Public Health, Kigali, Rwanda
Paulin Basinga
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Denis Nash
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College, New York, New York, United States of America
Jules Mugabo, Anita Asiimwe
Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), Ministry of Health, Kigali, Rwanda
Richard Nkunda
National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Kigali, Rwanda

Corresponding Author

Email: be2124@columbia.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BE DN HNB PB AA. Performed the experiments: BE PB ER HNB DSH JM VM RN. Analyzed the data: BE PB HNB SS. Wrote the paper: BE PB HNB SS DN VM.