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"If she is drunk, I don't want her to take it": partner beliefs and influence on use of alcohol and antiretroviral therapy in South African couples

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:35:19Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:35:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10651
dc.description.abstract Alcohol consumption and beliefs about mixing alcohol and ART are associated with decreased adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART). In this study, we examined how romantic partners influence alcohol and ART use. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 24 HIV-positive individuals and their primary partners (48 individuals) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Almost 17% of participants spontaneously expressed beliefs that alcohol and ART should not be mixed. Participants who held these beliefs influenced their partners' behaviors by either discouraging the mixing of alcohol and ART, which sometimes resulted in missed pills when drinking, or by helping partners manage their medications when drinking. Other participants encouraged partners to take ART no matter what Messages on alcohol and ART may need to be refined for ART patients who cannot abstain from alcohol. Primary partners should be included in these education efforts and their influence could be leveraged to help reduce alcohol consumption and maintain adherence. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY en
dc.subject ADOLESCENT BOYS en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title "If she is drunk, I don't want her to take it": partner beliefs and influence on use of alcohol and antiretroviral therapy in South African couples en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle AIDS and Behavior en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9588 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8453 en
dc.bibliographictitle Conroy, A.A., McKenna, S.A., Leddy, A., Johnson, M.O., Ngubane, T., Darbes, L.A. & Van Rooyen, H. (2017) "If she is drunk, I don't want her to take it": partner beliefs and influence on use of alcohol and antiretroviral therapy in South African couples. <i>AIDS and Behavior</i>. February:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Conroy, A.A. en
dc.contributor.author2 McKenna, S.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Leddy, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 Johnson, M.O. en
dc.contributor.author5 Ngubane, T. en
dc.contributor.author6 Darbes, L.A. en
dc.contributor.author7 Van Rooyen, H. en


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