“My future is bright. . .I won’t die with the cause of AIDS”: ten-year patient ART outcomes and experiences in South Africa

By  Cheryl Hendrickson  Sophie Pascoe  Amy Huber  Aneesa Moolla  Dr Mhairi Maskew  Lawrence Long  Matthew Fox  |  | 

South Africa is moving into a new era of HIV treatment with “treat all” policies where people may be on treatment for most of their lives. We need to understand treatment outcomes and facilitators of long-term antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence and retention-in-care in the South African context. In one of the first studies to investigate long-term treatment outcomes in South Africa, we aimed to describe ten-year patient outcomes at a large public-sector HIV clinic in Johannesburg and explore patient experiences of the treatment programme over this time in order to ascertain factors that may aid or hinder long-term adherence and retention.

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Journal of the International Aids Society