Increased interaction with patients may improve adherence to HIV medication

Ellis, Kirsten H.
January 2008
Infectious Disease News;Jan2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p12
The article focuses on the findings of studies which examined the significance of increased interaction between patients and physicians on improving adherence to HIV medication. The studies also examine barriers to adherence, such as lack of patient understanding of HIV treatment options and terms, and the benefits of shared decision-making on patient perceptions


Related Articles

  • Starting or Changing Therapy – A Prospective Study Exploring Antiretroviral Decision–Making. Fehr, J. S.; Nicca, D.; Sendi, P.; Wolf, E.; Wagels, T.; Kiss, A.; Bregenzer, T.; Vernazza, P.; Jäger, H.; Spirig, R.; Battegay, M. // Infection;Aug2005, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p249 

    Background: When to start or change antiretroviral treatment against HIV infection is of major importance. Patients' readiness is considered a major factor influencing such treatment decisions, in particular because no objective, absolute time point when to start antiretroviral therapy exists....

  • THE BIG BREAK. Walsh, Noel // Gay Community News;Nov2005, Issue 191, p20 

    The article presents information on structured treatment interruption (STI). STIs became a hot topic among HIV researchers after a handful of people who had previously taken anti-HIV treatment maintained very low levels of viral load, even when they stopped their treatment. The use of STIs by...

  • Nonadherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Positive Patients in Costa Rica. Stout, Brian Douglas; Leon, Maria Paz; Niccolai, Linda M. // AIDS Patient Care & STDs;May2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p297 

    A cross-sectional study was performed among seropositive individuals who sought HIV treatment at an outpatient clinic in San Jose, Costa Rica, to determine the prevalence, predictors, and reasons for nonadherence to antiretroviral. A structured, face-to-face interview was administered to 88...

  • Adherence to HAART Among HIV-Infected Persons in Rural Louisiana. Mohammed, Hamish; Kieltyka, Lyn; Richardson-Alston, Gwangi; Magnus, Manya; Fawal, Hala; Vermund, Sten H.; Rice, Janet; Kissinger, Patricia // AIDS Patient Care & STDs;May2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p289 

    The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with nonadherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in patients seen in HIV clinics throughout nonurban Louisiana. A convenience sample of 273 patients from 8 areas in nonurban Louisiana were interviewed to obtain...

  • Highly active antiretroviral therapy. Murri, Rita // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/26/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7493, p681 

    Looks at treatment options for people with HIV infections. Efficacy of highly active antiretroviral therapy; Impact of suboptimal adherence to treatment on the clinical progression of HIV; Recommendations for preventing the exhaustion of potential therapies; Importance of selecting the proper...

  • Factors Affecting Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy. Chesney, Margaret A. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2000 Supplement 2, Vol. 30, pS171 

    Enumerates the factors that influence adherence to antiretroviral therapy for treating HIV infections. Patient factors; Medication regimen; Patient-health care provider relationship; System of care; Reasons reported by HIV-infected individuals for not taking their medications.

  • NEAR-PERFECT ADHERENCE NEEDED TO SUPPRESS CELL-ASSOCIATED HIV. Carter, Michael // HIV Australia;2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p49 

    The article focuses on a Netherlands report of investigators in the online edition of the "Journal of Infectious Diseases" showing the need of complete adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in ensuring suppression of cell-associated HIV. The report has examined an average of 40 people taking...

  • Psychosocial Assessments for HIV+ African Adolescents: Establishing Construct Validity and Exploring Under-Appreciated Correlates of Adherence. Lowenthal, Elizabeth D.; Marukutira, Tafireyi C.; Chapman, Jennifer; Mokete, Keboletse; Riva, Katherine; Tshume, Ontibile; Eby, Jessica; Matshaba, Mogomotsi; Anabwani, Gabriel M.; Gross, Robert; Glanz, Karen // PLoS ONE;Oct2014, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1 

    Study Objectives: Psychosocial factors such as outcome expectancy, perceived stigma, socio-emotional support, consideration of future consequences, and psychological reactance likely influence adolescent adherence to antiretroviral treatments. Culturally-adapted and validated tools for...

  • Study finds intensive coaching improves antiretroviral therapy adherence.  // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;9/1/2002, Vol. 59 Issue 17, p1600 

    The article examines a study by researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB) that found a sharp decrease in viral load among newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients who received intensive medication-adherence coaching from pharmacists in the first 16 weeks of therapy. The study showed that an...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics