Strict adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is key to sustained HIV suppression, reduced risk of drug resistance, improved overall health, quality of life, and survival as well as decreased risk of HIV transmission. We continue our Journey at Chatsworth Hospice and meet a patient who is a living example of the importance of adhering to ART.
This is her story:
In 1998,Agnes Musadi went for an HIV test at a local clinic in Chatsworth. To her surprise the results showed she was HIV positive and although she was in denial at the time, she couldn’t accept this in her heart. Without any symptoms of illness and weakness, she decided to carry on with life without treatment until her 5 year old baby became very ill in 2005.