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Children's roles in tuberculosis treatment regimes: constructing childhood and kinship in urban Zambia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23804398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Zambia, the burden of HIV-related diseases such as tuberculosis has received substantial international attention. Zambians experience and participate in a range of globally produced programs to manage TB and cure TB sufferers. Guided by WHO's Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course protocol, TB treatment regimens now emphasize adherence to medications as the primary way to achieve cure. This article aims to understand how adherence models enter into the daily lives of children who live with and care for adult TB patients in an area disproportionately affected by the disease. I suggest that children domesticate adherence models, using them as strategies to safeguard identities, relationships, livelihoods, and futures that are increasingly under threat in the age of HIV. They draw on TB treatment and the hope and agency it affords to hold onto a version of childhood in which they are cared for by adults who will advocate for their well-being.
Jean Hunleth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-06-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical anthropology quarterly     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0745-5194     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Anthropol Q     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-09     Completed Date:  2013-09-10     Revised Date:  2014-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405037     Medline TA:  Med Anthropol Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-311     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2013 by the American Anthropological Association.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropology, Medical
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use*
HIV Infections
Medication Adherence
Tuberculosis / drug therapy*,  ethnology
Grant Support
U54 CA153460/CA/NCI NIH HHS; U54 CA153460/CA/NCI NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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