Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Did Not Differ between Thai Children with Biological and Those with Nonbiological Parents

To the Editor—In Thailand, an estimated 20,000 children are living with HIV infection, at least one-half of whom have lost one or both parents. Caring for an HIV-infected child is complex, especially when there is a need to administer antiretroviral therapy (ART). Caregivers play a major role in assuring that children adhere to therapy. We investigated whether adherence to ART was different for Thai children with biological parents (BPs) versus nonbiological parents (NBPs).

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Authors: Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Arida Siripong, Stephen J. Kerr, Sofia Gruskin, Chitsanu Pancharoen, Jintanat Ananworanich
Published By: Clinical Infectious Diseases
Year: September 1, 2007
Publication Link: https://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/5/669.full.pdf+html