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In 2009, basic care packages BCP containing health products were distributed to HIV-infected persons in Ethiopia who were clients of antiretroviral therapy clinics. To measure health impact, we enrolled clients from an intervention hospital and comparison hospital, and then conducted a baseline survey, and 7 bi-weekly home visits. We enrolled 405 intervention group clients and 344 comparison clients. Intervention clients were more likely than comparison clients to have detectable chlorine in stored water 40% vs. 1%, p<0.001, soap 51% vs. 36%, p<0.001, and a BCP water container 65% vs. 0%, p<0.001 at every home visit. Intervention clients were less likely than comparison clients to report illness 44% vs. 67%, p<0.001 or health facility visits for illness 74% vs. 95%, p<0.001, and had lower median illness scores 1.0 vs. 3.0, p<0.05. Participation in the BCP program appeared to improve reported health outcomes.



Autor: Ciara E. O’Reilly , Ethel V. Taylor, Tracy Ayers, Ribka Fantu, Sisay Alemayehu Abayneh, Barbara Marston, Yordanos B. Molla, Teg

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