Social meanings of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Cambodia

Julian Elliott, Pisith Phlong, Vonthanak Saphon, John Kaldor, ChhiVun Mean, Lisa Maher

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Abstract Global expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes for people living with HIV is the largest public health undertaking to date. Antiretroviral therapy adherence drives individual and programme outcomes, yet little is known regarding the determinants of these behaviours. We investigated beliefs and practices associated with ART use in Cambodia. In-depth interviews were conducted during 2005 with 27 people living with HIV who were recruited using a theoretical sampling strategy and analysed in Khmer and English using an inductive approach to code data and identify themes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685 - 697
Number of pages13
JournalCulture, Health and Sexuality
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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