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AIDS Research and Treatment
Volume 2017, Article ID 6806951, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6806951
Research Article

Quality of Life of People Living with HIV/AIDS in the Ho Municipality, Ghana: A Cross-Sectional Study

1Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
2Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
3Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Diagnostic Directorate, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
4School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
5Health Information Unit, Ho Municipal Hospital, Ghana Health Service, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
6Laboratory Department, Volta Regional Hospital, Ghana Health Service, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana

Correspondence should be addressed to James Osei-Yeboah; hg.ude.sahu@haobeyoj

Received 21 June 2017; Revised 13 September 2017; Accepted 27 September 2017; Published 24 October 2017

Academic Editor: Robert R. Redfield

Copyright © 2017 James Osei-Yeboah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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