Assessment of readiness to initiate antiretroviral therapy.

@article{Morgenstern2002AssessmentOR,
  title={Assessment of readiness to initiate antiretroviral therapy.},
  author={Tanya T Morgenstern and Deanna E. Grimes and Richard M. Grimes},
  journal={HIV clinical trials},
  year={2002},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={168-72}
}
PURPOSE An important factor in adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the patient's commitment to follow the regimen, which suggests that therapy should be initiated only when the patient is ready to make such a commitment. Because there has been no research on patient readiness for ART, this study was undertaken to investigate factors that influence the decision of an HIV-positive person to seek medical care and to initiate ART. METHOD The investigators surveyed 83 HIV-infected… CONTINUE READING

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