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Diseases 2013, 1(1), 18-35; doi:10.3390/diseases1010018

The Complex Nature of Adherence in the Management of HIV/AIDS as a Chronic Medical Condition

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Department of Health Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 0003, South Africa
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Received: 15 July 2013 / Revised: 26 August 2013 / Accepted: 4 September 2013 / Published: 13 September 2013
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The introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the management of HIV infection has resulted in a significant reduction in the morbidity and mortality associated with the disease. The fact that a nearly perfect adherence is required in ART has remained a major challenge to people infected with HIV. This review underscores the impact of adherence to antiretroviral therapy and highlights recent advances in adherence monitoring and enhancement among people infected with HIV who are on lifelong antiretroviral therapy.
Keywords: adherence; antiretroviral therapy; HIV/AIDS adherence; antiretroviral therapy; HIV/AIDS
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Adefolalu, A.O.; Nkosi, Z.Z. The Complex Nature of Adherence in the Management of HIV/AIDS as a Chronic Medical Condition. Diseases 2013, 1, 18-35.

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