Hunger, waiting time and transport costs: time to confront challenges to ART adherence in Africa.

@article{Hardon2007HungerWT,
  title={Hunger, waiting time and transport costs: time to confront challenges to ART adherence in Africa.},
  author={Anita P Hardon and D Akurut and Christopher Comoro and C Ekezie and Henry Irunde and Trudie Gerrits and J Kglatwane and Jennifer Kinsman and R Kwasa and Janneth Maridadi and Tshidi Moroka and Sarah Moyo and Alice Nakiyemba and Sed Nsimba and R Ogenyi and T Oyabba and Florence Temu and R Laing},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          658-65
        }
}
Adherence levels in Africa have been found to be better than those in the US. However around one out of four ART users fail to achieve optimal adherence, risking drug resistance and negative treatment outcomes. A high demand for 2nd line treatments (currently ten times more expensive than 1st line ART) undermines the sustainability of African ART programs. There is an urgent need to identify context-specific constraints to adherence and implement interventions to address them. We used rapid… CONTINUE READING

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