Groh K, Audet CM, Baptista A, Sidat M, Vergara A, Vermund SH, Moon TD. Barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence in rural Mozambique. BMC public health. 2011 Aug 16;11(11). 650 p. PMID: 21846344 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3171727
HIV is treated as a chronic disease, but high lost-to-follow-up rates and poor adherence to medication result in higher mortality, morbidity, and viral mutation. Within 18 clinical sites in rural Zambézia Province, Mozambique, patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy has been sub-optimal.