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).
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