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- Male, Mobile, and Moneyed: Loss to Follow-up vs. Transfer of Care in an Urban African Antiretroviral Treatment Clinic
Lost to follow-up or LTFU is a challenge in many low-resource settings that have limited resources to track and retain patients in care. Patients who miss clinic visits may run out of medications, have unmet social needs that are barriers to access including transport, or undiagnosed co-infections that could be addressed during a clinic visit. In HIV-care settings, LTFU may result in less optimal adherance levels which results in higher viral load levels.