Financial stress is associated with reduced treatment adherence in HIV-infected adults in a resource-rich setting.

@article{Mcallister2013FinancialSI,
  title={Financial stress is associated with reduced treatment adherence in HIV-infected adults in a resource-rich setting.},
  author={John Mcallister and G Beardsworth and Estelle Lavie and Kathy Macrae and A. Carr},
  journal={HIV medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={120-4}
}
OBJECTIVES Financial stress has been identified as a barrier to antiretroviral adherence, but only in resource- limited settings. Almost half of HIV-infected Australian adults earn no regular income and, despite highly subsidised antiretroviral therapy and universal health care, 3% of HIV-infected Australians cease antiretroviral therapy each year. We studied the relationship between financial stress and treatment adherence in a resource-rich setting. METHODS Out-patients attending the HIV… CONTINUE READING