Pharmacy and self-report adherence measures to predict virological outcomes for patients on free antiretroviral therapy in Tamil Nadu, India

James McMahon, Anand Manoharan, Christine Wanke, Shoba Mammen, Hepsibah Jose, Malini Thabeetha, Tony Kadavanu, Michael R Jordan, Julian Elliott, Sharon R Lewin, Dilip Mathai

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Over 480,000 individuals receive free antiretroviral therapy (ART) in India yet data associating ART adherence with HIV viral load for populations exclusively receiving free ART are not available. Additionally estimates of adherence using pharmacy data on ART pick-up are not available for any population in India. After 12-months ART we found self-reported estimates of adherence were not associated with HIV viral load. Individuals with
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2253 - 2259
Number of pages7
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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