Patient Experiences In Antiretroviral Therapy Programmes In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

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Author(s): Yoder PS, Mkhize S, Nzimande S

Year: 2009


This report presents the methods and findings of a qualitative study of the experiences of patients taking medication for HIV infection as part of an antiretroviral therapy (ART) program in five sites in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The study, known as the ADHERE Project, was designed by MEASURE Evaluation and implemented in collaboration with Health Systems Trust to provide information to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health for use in expanding and improving their ART services. Through conversations with about 200 individuals about ART programs in which they had participated, the study was able to identify aspects that patients found most troubling.

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