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Research Article

Explaining Adherence Success in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Ethnographic Study

  • Norma C Ware mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: norma_ware@hms.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John Idoko,

    Affiliation: Jos University, Jos, Nigeria

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  • Sylvia Kaaya,

    Affiliation: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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  • Irene Andia Biraro,

    Affiliation: Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda

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  • Monique A Wyatt,

    Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Oche Agbaji,

    Affiliation: Jos University, Jos, Nigeria

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  • Guerino Chalamilla,

    Affiliations: Muhimbili University/Dar es Salaam City Council/Harvard School of Public Health HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David R Bangsberg

    Affiliations: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000011

About the Authors

Norma C Ware, Monique A Wyatt, David R Bangsberg
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
John Idoko, Oche Agbaji
Jos University, Jos, Nigeria
Sylvia Kaaya
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Irene Andia Biraro
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda
Guerino Chalamilla
Muhimbili University/Dar es Salaam City Council/Harvard School of Public Health HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Guerino Chalamilla
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
David R Bangsberg
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
David R Bangsberg
Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: norma_ware@hms.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

NCW, JI, SK, MAW, OA, GC, and DRB contributed substantially to the conceptualization and design of the study. MAW participated in the acquisition of data. NCW, JI, SK, and MAW contributed to data analysis and interpretation. NCW, MAW, and DRB contributed to the drafting and editing of the manuscript. NCW, JI, SK, IAB, MAW, OA, GC, and DRB approved the final version.