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The impact of taking or not taking ARVs on HIV stigma as reported by persons living ?with HIV infection in five African countries

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dc.contributor.author Makoae, L N
dc.contributor.author Portillo, C J
dc.contributor.author Uys, L R
dc.contributor.author Dlamini, P S
dc.contributor.author Greeff, M
dc.contributor.author Chirwa, M
dc.contributor.author Kohi, T W
dc.contributor.author Naidoo, J
dc.contributor.author Mullan, J
dc.contributor.author Wantland, D
dc.contributor.author Durrheim, K
dc.contributor.author Holzemer, W L
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T15:36:11Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T15:36:11Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation MAKOAE, L.N., PORTILLO, C.J., UYS, L.R., DLAMINI, P.S., GREEFF, M., CHIRWA, M., KOHI, T.W., NAIDOO, J., MULLAN, J., WANTLAND, D., DURRHEIM, K. & HOLZEMER, W.L. 2009. The impact of taking or not taking ARVs on HIV stigma as reported by persons living with HIV infection in five African countries. AIDS care, 21(11):1357-1362, Nov. [http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/1665422813-65939007/home~db=all] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0954-0121
dc.identifier.issn 1360-0451 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3397
dc.description.abstract AIM: This study examined the impact of taking or not taking antiretroviral (ARV) medications on stigma, as reported by people living with HIV infection in five African countries. DESIGN: A two group (taking or not taking ARVs) by three (time) repeated measures analysis of variance examined change in reported stigma in a cohort sample of 1454 persons living with HIV infection in Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania. Participants self-reported taking ARV medications and completed a standardized stigma scale validated in the African context. Data were collected at three points in time, from January 2006 to March 2007. Participants taking ARV medications self-reported a mean CD4 count of 273 and those not taking ARVs self-reported a mean CD4 count of 418. RESULTS: Both groups reported significant decreases in total HIV stigma over time; however, people taking ARVs reported gnificantly higher stigma at Time 3 compared to those not taking ARVs.
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dc.publisher Routledge
dc.title The impact of taking or not taking ARVs on HIV stigma as reported by persons living ?with HIV infection in five African countries en_US


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