Food Insecurity and Nutritional Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean

@article{Ma2011FoodIA,
  title={Food Insecurity and Nutritional Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean},
  author={Alexis Martin Ma and Kartika Palar PhDc and Mph Kathryn Pitkin Derose and Jayne Adams Ma},
  journal={Journal of Hiv\/aids & Social Services},
  year={2011},
  volume={10},
  pages={194-214}
}
  • Alexis Martin Ma, Kartika Palar PhDc, +1 author Jayne Adams Ma
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Hiv\/aids & Social Services
  • Poor nutrition and food insecurity are emerging as important barriers to antiretroviral therapy access and adherence in low-resource settings, yet little is known about these barriers in Latin America and Caribbean. This qualitative study used community expert interviews to explore the links between food insecurity, undernutrition, and HIV/AIDS treatment in the region. Results indicate that food insecurity and undernutrition are closely linked to quality of life, health status, and access and… CONTINUE READING
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