EFFECTIVENESS OF METHADONE MAINTENANCE TREATMENT IN HIV POSITIVE PATIENTS

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  • Gamkrelidze T. გამყრელიძე თ.
  • Todadze Kh. თოდაძე ხ.

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https://doi.org/10.52340/csw.2016.50.0.34-36

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Abstract

The main route of HIV transmission is injective drug use in Georgia (58-60%). Although prevalence of HIV among drug users is only 1-3%, the high number of IDUs and high prevalence of hepatitis C (from 65 to 80% according to the different studies) in this population could be the predictor of HIV increase. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been implementing throughout the country since 2005 as one of the important strategies to decrease drug related risky behavior, increase adherence to ARV treatment among HIV+ persons and improve the physical and psycho-social status of the patients.

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Published

2021-06-18

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გამყრელიძე თ. G. T., & თოდაძე ხ. T. K. (2021). EFFECTIVENESS OF METHADONE MAINTENANCE TREATMENT IN HIV POSITIVE PATIENTS. TSMU COLLECTION OF SCIENTIFIC WORKS, 50, 34–36. https://doi.org/10.52340/csw.2016.50.0.34-36

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