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A Blind Man’s Secret of Adherence to ARV Drugs: A Case Study


This paper is based on the case study of a blind man, Shambhu, who is found adhere to ARV drugs. This case study was conducted by the author when she was working as ART counselor in ART (Anti retroviral therapy) Centre, Surat. More than 95% of adherence of a blind man created a quest in an author to know more about it in greater details so she conducted the case study of a Shambhu. This paper portraits personal, professional, marital, medical and socio-economic condition of Shambhu and in last it uncovers the secret of Shambhu’s perfect adherence which is followed by remarks which can be helpful to other HIV positive people who can’t be adhere to ARV drugs yet they are not having severe physical problem like Shambhu. Hope, this case study will be helpful to PLHA clients who are on ART and cannot adhere to drugs.

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