'HIV is like a tsotsi. ARVs are your guns': associations between HIV-disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral treatment among adolescents in South Africa.

@article{Cluver2015HIVIL,
  title={'HIV is like a tsotsi. ARVs are your guns': associations between HIV-disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral treatment among adolescents in South Africa.},
  author={Lucie D Cluver and Rebecca Hodes and Elona Toska and Khameer K. Kidia and Frederick Mark Orkin and Lorraine Sherr and Franziska Meinck},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 Suppl 1},
  pages={S57-65}
}
OBJECTIVES WHO guidelines recommend disclosure to HIV-positive children by school age in order to improve antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. However, quantitative evidence remains limited for adolescents. This study examines associations between adolescent knowledge of HIV-positive status and ART-adherence in South Africa. DESIGN A cross-sectional study of the largest known community-traced sample of HIV-positive adolescents. Six hundred and eighty-four ART-initiated adolescents aged 10… CONTINUE READING
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