Challenges of ART Clients and Adherence to Toxoplasmosis Preventive Measures among HIV Patients
Abstract: The study seeks to examine the challenges of ART clients and adherence to toxoplasmosis preventive measures among HIV patients. 340 persons were sampled out of the estimated 5430 in the municipality and studied in this quantitative cross-sectional survey. Convenience sampling was used Cerebral toxoplasmosis remains one of the most important opportunistic infections in HIV worldwide. It is caused by a parasite (Toxoplasma gondii) found throughout the globe that infects almost every species of warm-blooded animals which acts as intermediate hosts. Members of the cat family are the definitive hosts. This study has revealed that generally, ART clients who seek care at the Bono Regional Hospital are satisfied with the knowledge and expertise of the health workers taking care of their needs there, contrary to the observations from other studies also conducted in Ghana where some health workers themselves lamented. However, strong predictors of adherence were occupation and satisfaction with ARVs. Interventions to improve adherence counseling and considerations of more favorable drug formulations will go a long way in improving adherence to these important medications among HIV-positive clients of the hospital and in Ghana at large.
How to Cite: Jacob K. Abebrese, Anita Owusu, Chukwuma Chinaza Adaobi (2023). Challenges of ART Clients and Adherence to Toxoplasmosis Preventive Measures among HIV Patients. British Journal of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing, 5(1), 565-583. ISSN: 0911-2138 (Print), ISSN 0821-2139 (Online)