Understanding the nature of medication adherence issues with the HIV infected patient in the family practice setting
One of the greatest challenges in managing the medication therapy in any chronic disease is how to influence human behavior, such as adherence to antiretroviral therapy in the Human Immune Virus (HIV) positive patient. Although data demonstrate significant viral suppression and immunologic benefits of therapy when taking antiretroviral medication at a 95% adherence, non-adherence remains a problem in the HIV or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) population. Past literature indicates it may relate to the quality of information given, the impact of the regimen on daily life, the physical ...
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