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Improved adherence to antiretroviral therapy observed among HIV-infected children whose caregivers had positive beliefs in medicine in Sub-Saharan Africa

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A high level of adherence to antiretroviral treatment is essential for optimal clinical outcomes in HIV infection, but measuring adherence is difficult. We investigated whether responses to a questionnaire eliciting caregiver beliefs in medicines were associated with adherence of their child (median age 2.8 years), and whether this in turn was associated with viral suppression. We used the validated beliefs in medicine questionnaire (BMQ) to measure caregiver beliefs, and medication event mon...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10461-016-1582-8

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Medical Research Council More from this funder
Department for International Development More from this funder
Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Spain More from this funder
Publisher:
Springer US Publisher's website
Journal:
AIDS and Behavior Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
441–449
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-09-27
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EISSN:
1573-3254
ISSN:
1090-7165
Pubs id:
pubs:647769
URN:
uri:2083809f-5ffe-48b5-bf13-d43eb6a917b2
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uuid:2083809f-5ffe-48b5-bf13-d43eb6a917b2
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pubs:647769
Paper number:
2

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