Perceived stigma among patients receiving antiretroviral therapy: a prospective study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

@article{Peltzer2011PerceivedSA,
  title={Perceived stigma among patients receiving antiretroviral therapy: a prospective study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.},
  author={Karl Peltzer and Shandir Ramlagan},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={60-8}
}
The aim of this study is to examine whether internalized AIDS stigma among HIV patients one year after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation is associated with sociodemographic characteristics, health status, social support, quality of life (QoL), and ARV adherence. This is a prospective study of all treatment-naive patients (N=735) recruited from all three public hospitals in Uthukela health district in KwaZulu-Natal and followed up at 6 and 12 months being on ART. Results indicated that… CONTINUE READING
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