|Michael O Iroezindu conducted a descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study carried out between April and September, 2012. The study population comprised of adult HIV-infected patients, 15 years or more, who were receiving HAART at the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri, Imo State, South East Nigeria. Owerri is the capital of Imo State and is made up of three Local Government areas including Owerri Municipal, Owerri West and Owerri North. The burden of HIV infection in the State is higher in rural communities (5.6%) than in urban areas (2.2%).
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