Friday, November 16, 2007

From access to adherence:the challenges of antiretroviral treatment:Studies from Botswana, Tanzania and Uganda 2006

Author: Anita Hardon

The devastating impact of AIDS in the world – especially in sub‐Saharan Africa ‐ has
led to an unprecedented global effort to ensure access to antiretroviral (ARV)
medicines to treat the disease in every country where HIV is a threat. While the World
Health Organization (WHO) goal of ensuring access to antiretroviral treatment (ART)
for 3 million people by end of 2005 was not achieved, an estimated 1.3 million people
who would not otherwise have been treated now have access to ART. This book is a
testament to the early treatment successes and the hidden challenges of antiretroviral
therapy (ART) in resource poor settings. It is also a wake up call to the risk of
treatment failure and the development of widespread ARV resistance unless all
patients are given the continuing support they need to achieve full adherence to ARVs. Fulltext

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