6 results match your criteria African journal of traditional complementary and alternative medicines : AJTCAM[Journal]

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Traditional complementary and alternative medicine: knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care workers in HIV and AIDS clinics in Durban hospitals.

Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 2012 13;9(3 Suppl):64-72. Epub 2012 Feb 13.

Department of Chiropractic and Somatology, Durban University of Technology, South Africa.

Traditional complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) has been reported to be commonly used among individuals with HIV and AIDS disease. However a lack of communication between health care workers (HCWs) and patients as well as between HCWs and TCAM practitioners has been identified as one of the challenges that may adversely affect treatment of HIV and AIDS patients. With improved and sustained communication HCWs, patients and TCAM practitioners would be able to make informed decisions with regards to best treatment practices based on the knowledge of what is safe, effective and what is not. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3746618PMC
May 2014
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Antiretrovirals and the use of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine by HIV patients in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: a longitudinal study.

Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 2011 1;8(4):337-45. Epub 2011 Jun 1.

HIV/AIDS/STI and TB (HAST), Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa.

The aim of this prospective study (20 months) was to assess HIV patients' use of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) and its effect on ARV adherence at three public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Seven hundred and thirty-five (29.8% male and 70. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3218455PMC
October 2012
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Traditional complementary and alternative medicine and antiretroviral treatment adherence among HIV patients in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 2009 Dec 30;7(2):125-37. Epub 2009 Dec 30.

Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa.

Adherence to antiretroviral medication in the treatment of HIV is critical, both to maximize efficacy and to minimize the emergence of drug resistance. The aim of this prospective study in three public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is to assess the use of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) by HIV patients and its effect on antiretroviral (ARV) adherence 6 months after initiating ARVs. 735 (29. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3021154PMC
December 2009
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Knowledge, attitude and use of alternative medical therapy amongst urban residents of Osun State, southwestern Nigeria.

Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 2009 May 7;6(3):281-8. Epub 2009 May 7.

Department of Community Medicine, LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, Osogbo, Osun State. Nigeria.

Alternate medicine which has a long history has been relegated to the background by the evolution of modern medicine. In recent times, however, alternative medical therapy has been growing in popularity and getting increasing attention and interest. This study assessed the knowledge, attitude and use by urban dwellers of alternative medical therapies. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2816455PMC
May 2009
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Utilization and practice of traditional/complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) in South Africa.

Authors:
Karl Peltzer

Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 2009 Mar 7;6(2):175-85. Epub 2009 Mar 7.

Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa.

The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of published and unpublished research investigating the prevalence of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TMCAM) use in the general population. Results found that use of a traditional and/or faith healer seemed to have decreased over the past 13 years (from a range of 3.6-12. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2816568PMC

Self-reported use of traditional, complementary and over-the-counter medicines by HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in Pretoria, South Africa.

Authors:
N Malangu

Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 2007 Feb 16;4(3):273-8. Epub 2007 Feb 16.

National School of Public Health, University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus), Box 215, MEDUNSA 0204, Pretoria, South Africa.

Current management of HIV involves the use of conventional prescription medicines, called 'antiretroviral drugs' (ARV), over-the-counter (OTC), complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), as well as African traditional medicine (ATM). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of use of traditional, complementary and over-the-counter medicines. A cross-sectional survey of HIV-infected patients who started ART between July 2004 and August 2005 at Dr George Mukhari Hospital (Pretoria), who consented to be interviewed, was conducted. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2816484PMC
February 2007
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