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Support Networks & HAART Adherence among Vulnerable Indian HIV+’s

Chennai, India


Summary

The proposed study seeks to examine influences of social support network characteristics, informal HIV caregiving relationships, and household factors associated with optimal adherence to HIV medication and medical service use among disadvantaged Indian populations living with HIV /AIDS.

The study builds on our prior research on the role of social support in disadvantaged substance users’ successful HIV treatment, and on our extensive prior research on informal HIV caregiving and social network-oriented interventions. The study will inform our development of a family/ support network-focused intervention to improve ART adherence among Indian populations at high risk of HIV treatment failure.

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  • Start Date: 
    06/01/2009
  • End Date: 
    05/31/2010

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