African HIV patients do adhere to their medication
"This review contradicts a historical anticipation of poor adherence by Africans to antiretroviral regimes that was offered as a rationale to delay providing these therapies,"
- Edward Mills at the Centre for International Health and Human Rights Studies
North York, Ontario - HIV sufferers in sub-Saharan Africa are better at taking their medication than their North American counterparts, researchers report.
The findings mean that "poor adherence" should not be used as an excuse by policymakers for failing to provide essential antiretroviral drugs to people in developing nations, the scientists say.