23.5  Why do people fail to take ARV drugs correctly?

In order to help patients in your community, you need to understand the common problems that people on ART encounter that may influence adherence. These are usually different from community to community, and even from individual to individual. In this section, we will give you a general overview of the factors that may affect adherence either negatively or positively. We have classified these factors as either related to the patients, or to the healthcare provider like nurses, doctors, or you working in the community.

23.4  Why is drug resistance important for ART?

23.5.1  What personal, family or community factors influence adherence?