Article

The challenges experienced by nongovernmental organisations with regard to the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 55, issue 3, 2013 , pages: 264–269
DOI: 10.1080/20786204.2013.10874348
Author(s): J MichelDepartment of Health Studies,, MC MatlakalaDepartment of Health Studies,

Abstract

Background: Successful administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) requires full adherence to the regimen by the patient. The introduction of ART needs a well-functioning health system with adequately trained health professionals, laboratory support, a constant supply of drugs and social systems to assist with patients' adherence and to prevent future treatment failure.

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