HIV Treatment

Counselling critical to antiretroviral therapy [Part 2]

Taking anti-retrovirals as part of a drug trial requires much more than the desire to recover one’s health. It requires commitment to a drug regimen that involves rigorous adherence to swallowing a number of pills. Without the necessary counselling – and psychological and emotional support – it is very difficult to stay on the programme successfully and complete the treatment. In this audio report two women who have been on ARV therapy in a drug trial programme run by Somerset Hospital in Cape Town tell of their experiences. One of them, Elaine Maane, opted to pull out from the research.

This audio report can be heard in English (4:26min) and Sesotho (4:48min)

To obtain the audio file please contact the Editor.

About the author

Khopotso Bodibe