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Unplanned antiretroviral treatment interruptions in southern Africa: how should we be managing these

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Veenstra, Nina, Whiteside, Alan, Lalloo, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7680-2200 and Gibbs, Andrew (2010) 'Unplanned antiretroviral treatment interruptions in southern Africa: how should we be managing these'. Globalization and Health, Vol 6, Issue 4, pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is essential for maximising individual treatment outcomes and preventing the
development of drug resistance. It is, however, frequently compromised due to predictable, but adverse, scenarios
in the countries most severely affected by HIV/AIDS. This paper looks at lessons from three specific crises in southern
Africa: the 2008 floods in Mozambique, the ongoing political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe, and the 2007
public sector strike in South Africa. It considers how these crises impacted on the delivery of antiretroviral therapy
and looks at some of the strategies employed to mitigate any adverse effects. Based on this it makes recommendations
for keeping patients on treatment and limiting the development of drug resistance where treatment interruptions are inevitable

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Originally published as: Veenstra et al. Globalization and Health 2010, 6:4 http://www.globalizationandhealth.com/content/6/1/4
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > Anti-Inflammatory Agents. Anti-Infective Agents. Antineoplastic Agents > QV 268.5 Antiviral agents (General)
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503 Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV infections
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV Infections > WC 503.2 Therapy
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Clinical Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-6-4
Depositing User: Users 43 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2010 10:22
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:00
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1039

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