False Beliefs About ART Effectiveness, Side Effects and the Consequences of Non-retention and Non-adherence Among ART Patients in Livingstone, Zambia
AIDS and Behavior, 06/29/2012
Nozaki I et al. – Beliefs about antiretroviral treatment (ART) are crucial for treatment success but not well documented in sub–Sahara African countries. The authors studied the frequency of false beliefs about ART in 389 ART patients in Livingstone, Zambia. Despite intensive pre–ART counseling, they find that more than half of the patients hold at least one false belief about ART effectiveness, side effects, or the consequences of ART non–retention or non–adherence.