Journal of General Practice

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Practical Challenges in Implementing a Simplified Leaflet for HIV Patients in Resource Poor Settings: The Practice towards Public Health


Barik SK, Sheetal Tomar, Rekha Tandon, Mohanty KK, Beenu Joshi, Deepa Bisht, Srikanta Jena and Tripathy SP

A simple and readable patient information leaflet has been developed to access the socio-demographic, biological features, clinical profiles as well as biochemical parameters of HIV patients. The main objectives are to provide dual visual/textual information on HIV testing that will be helpful to improve the patient’s knowledge. This patient information leaflet secures the HIV test in leaflet format rather than verbal counseling. This patient information leaflet will be helpful in describing the patient’s characteristics by written information and the final document would be prepared for analysis of biological and clinical features in a target population study. To identify, recommend and implement of this patient information leaflet is the best practices of this type of patient information design. Acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome is a highly chronic disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus. The patient follow-up antiretroviral therapy treatment during acquiring the AIDS leads to treatment failure is the cause of the emergence of drug resistance. The human immuno-deficiency virus-infected person management requires the depth collection history, physical examination, laboratory testing etc. Such kind of information is required to develop a patient information leaflet to follow up the clinical features of HIV patients during each visit. This patient information leaflet is divided into four parts. In part-1 contains the social features, risk factors opportunistic infections, various signs and symptoms of HIV infection. In part-2 contains the CD4 counts, part-3 contains patient follow- up visits during ART, part-4 contains the biochemical features of the HIV-infected patients. The patient information leaflet is required based on knowledge, attitudes and practices on data collection during focus on human immuno-deficiency virus study.


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