Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected adults in Soweto, South Africa.

  title={Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected adults in Soweto, South Africa.},
  author={Jean Nachega and David M Stein and Dara A. Lehman and Dorothy Hlatshwayo and Rachel Mothopeng and Richard E. Chaisson and Alan S. Karstaedt},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  volume={20 10},
Little is known about achievable levels of antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence in resource-limited settings. We conducted a cross-sectional study of adherence among patients at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital's Adult HIV Clinic in Soweto, South Africa. Adherence was assessed using a 1-month, self-report questionnaire and was calculated as a ratio of doses taken to doses prescribed. The 66 patients studied had a mean age of 36.1 years, a median duration of ART use of 18 months, and an… CONTINUE READING
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