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6 Approaches to Improving Long-Term HIV Treatment Adherence

December 3, 2013


Six Approaches to Improving Long-Term HIV Treatment Adherence

Adherence to HIV treatment has always been important in maintaining the health of HIV-infected patients, but despite all of the potent antiretroviral regimens available today, adherence can still be a problem. Adriana Ammassari, M.D., gave a mini-lecture at EACS 2013 providing an overview and update on the issue.

Ammassari broke down reasons we still need to aim for good adherence, which include avoiding virologic rebound, treating HIV in the reservoirs, reducing the risk of common coinfections, lowering hospitalization rates and cutting health care costs.

In addition, Ammassari reviewed some of the research and hypotheses around current strategies to assure long-term adherence; we summarize her key points in the following slides.

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