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TheBodyPRO.com covers EACS 2013

6 Approaches to Improving Long-Term HIV Treatment Adherence

December 3, 2013

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Treatment-Based Strategies

Treatment-Based Strategies

Reducing a patient's pill burden has been strongly associated with better adherence. HIV treatment regimen simplification -- in particular, taking a single-tablet regimen -- was associated with better adherence, according to an earlier meta-analysis conducted by Jean-Jacques Parienti, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues, and further supported by study results presented by Jean Nachega, M.D., Ph.D., at EACS 2013.

Additionally, we have known for a long time that reducing treatment symptoms and side effects can improve adherence and overall quality of life. Therefore, when selecting regimens, it's always important to pick regimens with the lowest pill burden and fewest side effects for the patient.






This article was provided by TheBodyPRO.com. It is a part of the publication The 14th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2013).
 


 

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