We found that adherence practices were impacted in a positive way by mothers’ commitment to adherence, and in a negative way by feelings of stigma and guilt, by the effects of bereavement on children and by children adopting their mothers’ attitudes about medications. The interactive process of giving medication was shaped by children's behavior, mothers’ developmental expectations for children, and, for mothers with HIV, their adherence for themselves. We found that pediatric adherence often came at a cost to the caregiving mother's well-being. [emphasis added]
As happy as we often are to see our points validated by research, it's heartbreaking to see this one.