Perceptions of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) among HIV positive men who have been recommended treatment

V. Cooper, R. Horne, G. Gellaitry, Natalie Edelman, M. Fisher

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Abstract

In order to explore perceptions of HAART influencing treatment uptake, in-depth interviews were carried out with consecutive patients offered HAART through an HIV clinic in Brighton, UK. Declining HAART was characterised by doubting personal need for HAART, having concerns about HAART, and requiring autonomy in treatment decisions. Accepting HAART was associated with recognising personal need for HAART, addressing concerns about HAART and believing personal circumstances to be conducive to starting treatment. This study extends previous research by exploring in-depth the content and origins of treatment perceptions among those accepting and declining a clinically indicated treatment recommendation and has implications for the development of interventions to provide decision support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XIV International AIDS Conference
Place of PublicationBologna, Italy
PublisherMedimond S.r.l.
Pages399-403
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2002
EventProceedings of the XIV International AIDS Conference - Barcelona, Spain, 7-12 July, 2002
Duration: 31 Dec 2002 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the XIV International AIDS Conference
Period31/12/02 → …

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    Cooper, V., Horne, R., Gellaitry, G., Edelman, N., & Fisher, M. (2002). Perceptions of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) among HIV positive men who have been recommended treatment. In Proceedings of the XIV International AIDS Conference (pp. 399-403). Medimond S.r.l.. http://www.monduzzi.com/proceedings/moreinfo/20020708.htm