Empowering low-literate HIV/AIDS patients: communicating antiretroviral side effect information using pictograms
- At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: DOWSE, Ros (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa)
- Co-author(s): Ramela, Thato (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa)
Barford, Kirsty-Lee (Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa)
Browne, Sara (Center For AIDS Research, University of California, San Diego, United States of America)
Background At the end of 2007, an estimated 5.7 million people in South Africa were living with HIV and approximately 460 000 of these were on antiretrovirals (ARVs). Early reporting and detection of side effects are essential in the successful management of patients on ARVs, but many patients are inadequately informed about potential side.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.