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Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence

Strict adherence to treatment is critical for the effective management of HIV. Research suggests that adherence to treatment should be greater than 95% for maximum benefit from antiretroviral therapy. However, observation at one of India’s 355 ART centres identified several barriers to adherence, including shortage of drugs and CD4 test kits.

Treat, Do Not Shame

The law addressing the needs of people afflicted with HIV/AIDS needs to be enacted urgently.

AIDS Control and Retroviral Drug

By distributing anti-retroviral drugs free of charge Brazil has succeeded in sharply bringing down the death rate due to AIDS. Why should not India, by evolving policies to determine who should get free treatment, from both medical and economic viewpoints, embark on such a programme?
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