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The Pediatric Forum
December 2006

The Association Between Caregiver Knowledge of Antiretroviral Therapy Regimens and Disease Parameters Among Perinatally Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Children

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(12):1307-1308. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.12.1307

The ability of caregivers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected children to correctly identify or describe their child's antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen has been associated with higher levels of ART adherence.1,2 We hypothesized that children whose caregivers could correctly describe their ART regimens would also have better HIV disease parameters as measured by CD4 percentage and HIV viral load.

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