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|Title: ||Belief in divine healing can be a barrier to antiretroviral therapy adherence in Uganda.|
|Authors: ||Wanyama, Jane|
Bangsberg, David R.
Kamya, Moses R.
|Issue Date: ||2007 |
|Publisher: ||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.|
|Citation: ||Wanyama J,Castelnuovo B,Wandera B,Mwebaze P,Kambugu P,Bangsberg DR,Kamya MR. Belief in divine healing can be a barrier to antiretroviral therapy adherence in Uganda.Vol 21 ,No 11|
|Abstract: ||Although recent data suggest high levels of adherence to expanding antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in resource-limited settings, the culture- specific barriers to adherence are poorly understood. In a prospective observational study, we found that 1.2% of patients discontinued ART because of a belief in spiritual healing. Spiritual beliefs should be an important part of ART adherence counselling in resource-limited settings, requiring close collaboration between HIV care programmes and religious leaders to identify common goals and ensure successful treatment.|
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