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‘HIV is like a tsotsi. ARVs are your guns’: Associations between HIV-disclosure and adherence to antiretroviral treatment among adolescents in South Africa

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Objectives: WHO guidelines recommend disclosure to HIV-positive children by school age in order to improve ART adherence. However, quantitative evidence remains limited for adolescents. This study examines associations between adolescent knowledge of HIV-positive status and ART-adherence in South Africa. Design: Cross sectional study of the largest known community-traced sample of HIV-positive adolescents. N=684 ART-initiated adolescents aged 10-19 (52% female, 79% perinatally-infected) we...

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Accepted
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Social Policy and Intervention
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CPF/41513
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PLP-2014-095
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Wolters Kluwer Publisher's website
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AIDS

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