TitleAntiretroviral programme in rural Uganda
AuthorsChristopher J Gill
PublicationThe Lancet. 2006 Aug; 368(9547):1556-1557.
It is said that for every complicated problem there is a simple and inexpensive solution—not so. Complex problems are best solved by interventions that are carefully considered, comprehensive, and multifaceted. Such is the case when learning how to deliver antiretroviral therapy in resource-poor settings. Managing patients on such drugs is intrinsically challenging because of: the nature of HIV/AIDS; the need for regimens that are rife with toxicities and potential drug interactions; and the unforgiving need for sustained levels of superb adherence far above that generally regarded as typical or acceptable for many other chronic diseases.