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Title

Building adherence-competent communities: Factors promoting children’s adherence to anti-retroviral HIV/AIDS treatment in rural Zimbabwe

Authors

C Campbell, M Skovdal, Z Mupambireyi, et al.

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Other

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Journal Name

Health Place

Publication Date

9/14/2011

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PMID

21975285

Abstract

Abstract

Given relatively high levels of adherence to HIV treatment in Africa, we explore factors facilitating children's adherence, despite poverty, social disruption and limited health infrastructure. Using interviews with 25 nurses and 40 guardians in Zimbabwe, we develop our conceptualisation of an 'adherence competent community', showing how members of five networks (children, guardians, community members, health workers and NGOs) have taken advantage of the gradual public normalisation of HIV/AIDS and improved drug and service availability to construct new norms of solidarity with HIV and AIDS sufferers, recognition of HIV-infected children's social worth, an ethic of care/assistance and a supporting atmosphere of enablement/empowerment.

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Topic

Adherence; Adolescents/Youth; Behavior

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