Promoters and inhibitors of treatment adherence among HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Ghana: Narratives from an underserved population
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Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is essential to achieving an improved cluster of differentiation-4 (CD4) count, viral load, and quality of life while preventing drug resistance. Medication adherence among people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is influenced by different factors. Several studies have identified adherence promoters and inhibitors that emanate from the internal and external environment. We conducted six (6) individual in-depth interviews and three (3) focus group discussions to explore adherence behaviour among patients diagnosed with HIV in a teaching hospital in Accra, Ghana. Participants were drawn from the intervention arm of a mobile phone adherence intervention program. They had been enrolled in the study for at least six (6) months before the interviews are conducted.