From Access to Adherence: the Challenges of Antiretroviral Treatment
Studies from Botswana, Tanzania and Uganga (2006)
Nonserial Publication
Hardon, A., Davey, S., Gerrits, T., Hodgkin, C., et al.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563284 ISBN-10    9241563281
Order Number    11500685   
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    15.00
English     2006        312   pages
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As access to ARVs becomes assured, the world needs to place equal effort in ensuring that every ART patient receives adequate adherence support. The authors of this book report on the experiences from successful treatment programmes in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa at the forefront of the roll-out of ARVs. The voices of the patients, their families, community members and the health workers who care for them have been reported faithfully. They speak of the impact of ART on their daily lives and of the key challenges involved in sustaining the necessary high level of adherence to treatment. Their real life experience is valid and needs to be considered by health programme managers who are planning the expansion of ARV treatment programmes.

"Does successful roll-out of ARVs mean that we are winning the battle against AIDS? This book will make you realize that we are only beginning to confront the crisis. It challenges everyone to consider the many barriers to optimal patient use of ARVs."
- Michael Montagne, Professor of Social Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy