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Why is economic strengthening component important in HIV programmes especially in promoting adherence to treatment of the beneficiaries once they exit the programme?


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Importance of economic strengthening component is relevant

  1. It builds confidence and sense of Hope which is also relevant adherence to treatment requires a positive outlook to life and sense of responsibility.

  2. It is useful for strengthening time management and this is relevant for any disease that has scope for discrimination, which can pull one towards being with self and forgetting positive aspects of time management.

  3. It helps in improving interaction with others and build social networks and this in dealing with HIV and its management.

  4. HIV always carries with it the scope for discrimination, as most people and communities have not evolved to deal with their own myths and fears. Hence, economic strengthening component, will give the person skills needed to deal with tough times..

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