Stories of Change – Adherence

ARVs adherence is necessary for PLHIV to spend normal and healthy life

CHBC Peshawar team was conducting VCT at Haji Camp Ada GT road Peshawar with IDUs and Truck driver’s in the meanwhile one young man came close to CHBC team and asked them about the VCT purpose. When he heard about the HIV/AIDs he told the one of the team member that he is HIV positive diagnosed some two years back and also took ARVs once from ART center but later on discontinued due to using drugs. He shared that he is feeling pain, eyes allergy and diarrhea. Team member shared contact details and CHBC address with him and asked him to visit CHBC. On the next day he came along with his aged mother, counselor took session with him and his family and encouraged him for ARVs adherence. He was referred to ART center where his CD4 was done and they suggested ARVs to him. He is now visiting CHBC for counseling and taking medicines regularly and stopped taking drugs. After receiving series of counseling sessions he is feeling well and his mother is happy for him as he is mostly now spending his time at home with mother.

After 9 months he is well now and started job at Dost Welfare Hospital Shahi Bala and taking ARVs regularly.

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