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Adherence to antiretrovirals in refugees and asylum seekers

Adherence to antiretroviral drugs is paramount to the successful management of HIV/Aids (Jani, 2002). Ordinarily, individuals find completing a course of medication difficult and maintaining 95 per cent adherence might be considered acceptable (Ries, 2001). But in individuals with HIV, maintaining adherence above 95 per cent is considered a critical determinant of the effectiveness of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART).

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