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dc.contributor.authorO’Laughlin, Kelli N.
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, Monique A.
dc.contributor.authorKaaya, Sylvia
dc.contributor.authorBangsberg, David Roy
dc.contributor.authorWare, Norma Clara
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-11T18:52:05Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationO’Laughlin, Kelli N., Monique A. Wyatt, Sylvia Kaaya, David R. Bangsberg, and Norma C. Ware. 2012. How treatment partners help: Social analysis of an African adherence support intervention. AIDS and Behavior 16(5): 1308-1315.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1090-7165en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10385009
dc.description.abstractTreatment partnering is an adherence intervention developed in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper describes the additional social functions that treatment partners serve and shows how these functions contribute to health and survival for patients with HIV/AIDS. Ninety-eight minimally structured interviews were conducted with twenty pairs of adult HIV/AIDS patients (N = 20) and treatment partners (N = 20) treated at a public HIV-care setting in Tanzania. Four social functions were identified using inductive, category construction and interpretive methods of analysis: (1) encouraging disclosure; (2) combating stigma; (3) restoring hope; and (4) reducing social difference. These functions work to restore social connections and reverse the isolating effects of HIV/AIDS, strengthening access to essential community safety nets. Besides encouraging ARV adherence, treatment partners contribute to the social health of patients. Social health as well as HIV treatment success is essential to survival for persons living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer USen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1007/s10461-011-0038-4en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3354325/pdf/en_US
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dc.titleHow Treatment Partners Help: Social Analysis of an African Adherence Support Interventionen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalAIDS and Behavioren_US
dash.depositing.authorBangsberg, David Roy
dc.date.available2013-03-11T18:52:05Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10461-011-0038-4*
dash.contributor.affiliatedWyatt, Monique
dash.contributor.affiliatedWare, Norma
dash.contributor.affiliatedBangsberg, David R.


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