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Salud Pública de México

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ARRIVILLAGA-QUINTERO, Marcela. Análisis de las barreras para la adherencia terapéutica en mujeres colombianas con VIH/sida: cuestión de derechos de salud. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2010, vol.52, n.4, pp. 350-356. ISSN 0036-3634.

Objective. To identify and analyze HIV/AIDS treatment adherence among Colombian women. Material and Methods. A qualitative, descriptive-interpretative study with content analysis was developed between 2008 and 2009. Sixty six women participated in five focus group discussions. To complement data, semi-structured interviews with seven key informants were conducted. Results. Main barriers are determined structurally by the current Colombian health system, based on insurance market. The right to access to treatment in a timely and continuous manner, the rights to confidentiality and non discrimination, and the right to quality care with gender focus are affected among participant women. Consequently, adherence is negatively affected. Conclusions. The current Colombian health system determines critical processes affecting HIV/AIDS treatment adherence in women. However, further research must be conducted to identify specific associations with non-universal health systems.

Palabras llave : medication adherence; HIV; AIDS; women; human rights; Colombia.

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