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Table 6 Quotes on Kids Club contribution to medication adherence

From: Importance of support groups to the health and well-being of vulnerable children and young people living with HIV: a case study of the Kids Clubs program in Haiti

Improved medication adherence
“When they treat the topic [of taking medication] with me, I feel well.” (Member of 9- to 12-year-old club, Hôpital Sacré Coeur de Milot)
“Before the topics they discussed with us regarding the medication, I used to not take them, but now I take them, it changed me a lot.” (Member of 13- to 17-year-old club, Hôpital Sacré Coeur de Milot)
“When my grandmother gave me the medicines, I threw them away, I didn’t drink them. When I came here, the nurses talked to me; after that, I saw how the club works, and I followed the information, I began to improve and drink the medications. (Member of 18-year-old + club, Hôpital Sacré Coeur de Milot)
“When we get into the club, we share that [we are living with HIV], and when we notice some teens who don’t feel well, sometimes they are too weak, we can talk to them and when they explain to us, we can encourage them to take medicine and talk to them.” (Member of 18-year-old + club, Hôpital Immaculée Conception des Cayes)
“The club helps to manage the health of children; sometimes children are repugnant to drugs, but when they participate in the club, they even encourage us to give them the drugs because the nurses tell them to take them every day.” (Caregiver of member of 9- to 12-year-old club, Hôpital Bernard Mevs)