Strict compliance is required for a sustained response to antiretroviral therapy for HIV. Several studies from the US have found that African-Americans are less compliant and are more liable to treatment failure than Caucasians. We describe a young, male refugee from Africa with treatment failure after non-compliance. A qualitative interview shows that his main reason for non-compliance is fear of disclosure and stigmatisation. There seems to be a need for research into the reasons for non-compliance among vulnerable groups and targeted interventions.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||HIV-positive refugee from Africa with low compliance - Interview about reasons for treatment failure|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 13 nov. 2000|