Barriers to and facilitators of antiretroviral therapy adherence in Nepal: a qualitative study.

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Wasti, Sharada Prasad ; Simkhada, Padam ; Randall, Julian ; Freeman, J.V. ; Van Teijlingen, Edwin (2012)
  • Publisher: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
  • Journal: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, volume 30, issue 4, pages 410-419 (issn: 1606-0997, eissn: 2072-1315)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3763612
  • Subject: South Asia | Barriers | Facilitators | Adherence | HIV/AIDS | Antiretroviral drugs | Original Papers

Patient's adherence is crucial to get the best out of antiretroviral therapy (ART). This study explores in-depth the barriers to and facilitators of ART adherence among Nepalese patients and service providers prescribing ART. Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were... View more
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