Complementary and alternative medicine use decreases adherence to HAART in HIV-positive women.

@article{OwenSmith2007ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine use decreases adherence to HAART in HIV-positive women.},
  author={Ashli A. Owen-Smith and Ralph DiClemente and Gina M. Wingood},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={589-93}
}
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to treat chronic illnesses, especially HIV, is becoming increasingly widespread. Given this popularity, it is critical to understand how HIV-positive individuals use CAM and, more specifically, whether CAM use impacts their adherence to prescribed antiretroviral regimens (HAART). The present study examined the relationship between CAM use and HAART adherence among HIV+ women. Data were analysed from 366 HIV-positive, mostly African… CONTINUE READING
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