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Research Article

The Pattern of Attrition from an Antiretroviral Treatment Program in Nigeria

  • Solomon Odafe mail,

    sfodafe@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Prevention, Care and Treatment Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Kwasi Torpey,

    Affiliation: Prevention, Care and Treatment Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Hadiza Khamofu,

    Affiliation: Prevention, Care and Treatment Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Obinna Ogbanufe,

    Affiliation: Prevention, Care and Treatment Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Edward A. Oladele,

    Affiliation: Prevention, Care and Treatment Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Oluwatosin Kuti,

    Affiliation: Prevention, Care and Treatment Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Oluwasanmi Adedokun,

    Affiliation: Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Titilope Badru,

    Affiliation: Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Emeka Okechukwu,

    Affiliation: HIV/AIDS/TB Unit USAID Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria

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  • Otto Chabikuli

    Affiliations: Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of Southern Africa, Medusa, South Africa, Southern Africa Region, Pretoria, South Africa

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  • Published: December 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051254

About the Authors

Solomon Odafe, Kwasi Torpey, Hadiza Khamofu, Obinna Ogbanufe, Edward A. Oladele, Oluwatosin Kuti
Prevention, Care and Treatment Department, Abuja, Nigeria
Oluwasanmi Adedokun, Titilope Badru
Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Abuja, Nigeria
Emeka Okechukwu
HIV/AIDS/TB Unit USAID Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
Otto Chabikuli
Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of Southern Africa, Medusa, South Africa
Otto Chabikuli
Southern Africa Region, Pretoria, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: sfodafe@gmail.com

Competing Interests

All authors declare that they have no financial or non financial competing interests that may be related to this study. One of the authors worked briefly for a research consultancy firm (Diadem Consult Ltd). However this does not alter the authors' adherence to all of PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The authors attest that they have no affiliations that would have influenced outcomes of this paper and that there were no infringement on copyrights or any other conflicts with regards this manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SO KT OO HK EO EAO OC. Performed the experiments: SO KT HK EO EAO OK TB OC. Analyzed the data: SO OA TB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SO KT HK OO OA EAO OK TB EO OC. Wrote the paper: SO KT HK OO EAO OA OK TB OC.