Articles by Author: Luz A Padilla

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  1. A qualitative analysis of the barriers to antiretroviral therapy initiation among children 2 to 18 months of age in Swaziland

    A qualitative analysis of the barriers to antiretroviral therapy initiation among children 2 to 18 months of age in Swaziland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    HIV/AIDS remains one of the leading causes of death among children under 5 years old in Swaziland. Although studies have shown that early initiation of infants and children diagnosed with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) significantly reduces mortality, many children...
  2. Barriers to antiretroviral therapy initiation for HIV-positive children aged 2–18 months in Swaziland

    Barriers to antiretroviral therapy initiation for HIV-positive children aged 2–18 months in Swaziland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Although early antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces HIV-related mortality in children by up to 75%, almost half of HIV-positive children younger than 1 year old in Swaziland do not initiate ART. This study was conducted to identify barriers to early ART...
  3. Phenotypical, physiological and biochemical traits of the vegetative growth of wild tepary bean (<em>Phaseolus acutifolius</em>) under restricted water conditions

    Phenotypical, physiological and biochemical traits of the vegetative growth of wild tepary bean (<em>Phaseolus acutifolius</em>) under restricted water conditions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray) is distributed in arid and semi-arid regions from Arizona to the northern areas of Mexico. The objective of this study was to quantify the effects of water deficit on vegetative growth in four accessions...